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Steamboat "Jenny Lind"

Object Number: 
1979.77
Date: 
1850
Medium: 
Oil on canvas (relined)
Dimensions: 
Overall: 28 3/4 x 47 3/4 in. ( 73 x 121.3 cm )
Marks: 
signed and dated: lower right: "Picture Drawn, & Painted by James Bard, N. Y./Decr 17th 1850" inscribed: lower left: "Built by George Collyer, N. Y./1850"
Description: 
The Collyer sloop General Putnam appears in the background of Bard's painting.
Gallery Label: 
This painting descended in the Collyer family. The donor's grandmother was a sister of George, Thomas, and William Collyer, shipbuilders. A drawing by Bard of the Jenny Lind is in the collection of the Mariners Museum, Newport News, Virginia.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Harold J. Roig
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group