Watercolor Painting New Packet of Boston--SOLD


A brief look at some of the early days in Boston and of the seafaring that flourished over a hundred years ago when business was at its best from 1800-1875. The Boston Packets; those stout little sloops and schooners that furnished the means of transportation between Boston and their Cape villages and later to International Ports of Call.

Watercolor on paper in gilt frame, New Packet of Boston Entering The Harbour of Palermo. Circa 1810.

The New Packet was built at Bath, Maine in 1805 by Nathaniel R. Thomas.  Image  16″ x 21¼”. Framed and matted, frame 25 x 30¼ inches.

Literature: For a similar ship portrait, probably by the same artist, see John Swain Carter, American Traders in European Ports: The Alexander O. Vietor Collection in the Peabody Museum of Salem, p. 14, no. 19.