Samuel Walters (British, 1811-1882), circa 1840 The packet ship Fanchon of the Black Star Line, 24 x 36 in. (60.9 x 91.4 cm.)
Lot 104
Samuel Walters
(British, 1811-1882)
circa 1840
The packet ship Fanchon of the Black Star Line, 24 x 36 in. (60.9 x 91.4 cm.)
Sold for US$ 100,000 inc. premium
Lot Details
Samuel Walters (British, 1811-1882), circa 1840
The packet ship Fanchon of the Black Star Line, arriving in the Mersey with an extensive panorama of Liverpool in the distance.
signed and indistinctly dated lower left "S. Walters/1848"
oil on canvas
24 x 36 in. (60.9 x 91.4 cm.)

Footnotes

  • Exhibited:
    The Peabody Essex Museum; Salem, Massachusetts Across the Western Ocean: American Ships by Liverpool Artists, 1995. Illustrated in the exhibit catalogue, page 49, No.: 11.

    The American ship Fanchon, was built in 1847, and seen here arriving off Liverpool. She is reducing sail against the backdrop of the Liverpool waterfront, and behind her can be seen various landmarks of the former Liverpool skyline including the tower of St. John's, the Town Hall dome, the spire of St. Nicholas's and the octagonal tower of St. Peter's.
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