American School, 19th Century Portrait of the Paddle Wheeler JOHN H. STARIN.
- American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2349
- Date / Time :
- February 18, 2007 11:00AM
American School, 19th Century
Portrait of the Paddle Wheeler JOHN H. STARIN. Unsigned. Oil on rectangular panel with raised shaped panel, depicting the steam vessel in coastal waters at sunset with distant lighthouse and vessels, 10 1/4 x 26 7/8 in. Condition: Paint losses u.l. and l.l., retouch upper edge.
Note: The JOHN H. STARIN, was built in 1865 in Baltimore, Maryland, and was in use in New York City. It was named after it's owner who according to the History of Montgomery and Fulton Counties (1878), during the Civil War Starin was engaged in 'the transportation of ordnance, military stores, and general commissary supplies throughout the cities of Brooklyn and New York ... at a reduction of from one third to one-half former cost, with a rapidity and precision which knew no failure.' After the war, Starin began using tugs and barges or sloop-rigged sailing vessels to move goods across the Hudson River and Upper New York Bay for the railroads. He also provided passenger picnic and tourist excursions.