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Title
Marine Scene
Creator
Artist unknown--United States, 19th century
Date Created and/or Issued
circa 1840
Publication Information
Berkeley Art Museum/Pacific Film Archive
Contributing Institution
UC Berkeley, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Collection
Art Collection Highlights - Images and Ideas: The Collection in Focus at the Berkeley Art Museum, University of California
Rights Information
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Description
Seascapes such as this recorded the early triumphs of American commerce. The movement of the steam packet Atlas, with a sailing sloop to the left, suggests the vitality of business and industry, including the important role of the steam engine in revolutionizing shipping and travel. Marine scenes also provided a record of everyday life for New England artists and residents.
Type
image
Format
Oil on canvas
Identifier
http://ark.cdlib.org/ark:/13030/ft6x0nb3f3
1974.23

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