The American clipper ship "Llewellyn F. Morse" Bound for New Orleans
indistinctly signed and dated lower left: "S. Wal... 1878" Oil on canvas 25 x 39 in. (63.5 x 99 cm.)
Provenance with N.R. Omell Gallery, London
The Llewellyn J. Morse was was built by Joseph Oakes shipyard in Brewer, Maine and launched in August of 1877. She was named after her primary owner, Llewellyn James Morse of Bangor, Maine. Morse ran one of the largest lumber yards in Maine, which at the time was one of the largest lumber ports in the world. The Llewellyn J. Morse had a long career sailing around the world transporting various goods, and eventually was sold in 1888, and again in 1895. She ended up as a movie star, after being sold in 1925, appearing as the U.S.S. Constitution in the movie Old Ironsides.
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