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West Indian Fruit Steamer, East River, New York City

Object Number: 
1938.429
Date: 
1904
Medium: 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 
Overall: 18 x 24 in. ( 45.7 x 61 cm )
Marks: 
signed: in lower left corner: "Carlton T. Chapman" signed and dated: on reverse: "Carlton T. Chapman, 1904,58 West 57th Street, N. Y.C."
Description: 
A white-hulled West Indian Fruit Steamer sailing past the Battery and up the East River is accompanied by two tugboats. Included in the Manhattan background is a clear view of the old aquarium, now known as Castle Clinton. Signed in the lower left: Carlton T. Chapman
Gallery Label: 
This painting illustrates the vibrancy of the New York port, which is receiving produce from afar.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Carlton T. Chapman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group