Ship model: C. Andrews

about 1844


Object Place: France

Dimensions

Overall: 42.5 x 41.6 x 19.7 cm (16 3/4 x 16 3/8 x 7 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

2005.568

Medium or Technique

Polychromed glass, textile, wood, inlay

On View

George Putnam Model Ship Gallery (Gallery LG28)

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Models

Water line model, not to scale, of the C. Andrews; sails and rigging are of glass; on inlaid stand with small button feet; enclosed in bell glass.


Although the exact date and history of this merchant ship has not yet been discovered, all aspects of the model indicate that it was made by the same shop and at virtually the same date as the model of “Henry Newell,” displayed nearby.

Inscription

"44" in pencil on underside of bottom, twice; "1" stamped twice; "4/244 PM" in script

Provenance

Early history unknown; in the collection of Allan Forbes (1874–1955) of the State Street Trust Company, Boston; by descent in the family to his grandson, Allan Forbes Leland; gift to MFA November 23, 2005.

Credit Line

Gift of Allan Forbes Leland in memory of Josephine and Allan Forbes of Boston