View of Gloucester Harbor with the Sea Serpent of 1817

after 1817
Engraved by Unidentified artist, American, 19th century, After Captain John Beach Jr. (American, 1782–1841)


Dimensions

Platemark: 30.5 x 46 cm (12 x 18 1/8 in.) Sheet: 34 x 48 cm (13 3/8 x 18 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

2007.976

Medium or Technique

Engraving

Not On View

Collections

Prints and Drawings

Classifications

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Inscription

Engraved inscription in lower margin: "A Correct View of the Town and outer Harbor of Gloucester and the appearance of the Sea Serpent / as was Seen on the 14th of August 1817 -- from the Original Sketch of Capt John Beach Jr."

Provenance

2002, found in collection; 2007, accessioned by the MFA. (Accession Date: December 28, 2007)

Credit Line

Source unidentified