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"Amigo Protector" Off Montauk Point, Long Island, New York

Object Number: 
1953.263
Date: 
1814
Medium: 
Watercolor, brown ink, and graphite on paper
Dimensions: 
Overall: 6 1/2 x 8 in. ( 16.5 x 20.3 cm ) mat: 11 x 14 in. ( 27.9 x 35.6 cm )
Marks: 
inscription: lower, ink: "amigo-Protector--Long island, Montauk point, Last Land/22 may" inscription: lower right: "Liverpool/6 Juillet"
Inscriptions: 
Inscribed at lower left between framing lines in brown ink: "amigo Protrector -- Long island Montauk-point. Last Land / 22 May"; at lower right between framing lines: "Liverpool. / 6 Juillet."
Description: 
Marine
Gallery Label: 
The Amigo Protector was a Portuguese vessel on which the de Neuvilles sailed from New York in May 1814 on their return journey to Europe. Montauk Point, at the eastern end of Long Island, was the last land seen on the American coast. The de Neuvilles disembarked at Liverpool, England, on July 8. Two days later they were in London and "a few days" later in Paris.
Credit Line: 
Purchase
Provenance: 
De Neuville family, France; E. De Vries, Paris, 1928; Columbia University Press Book Store, NYC, 1929; Old Print Shop, NYC, 1953
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group