American Packet Ship " Louis Philippe" Havre, 1837

Frèdèric Roux (French, 1805–1870)

Catalogue Raisonné

Karolik cat. no 829, fig. 174 (visiting foreign artists)


Image: 49.2 x 67.5 cm (19 3/8 x 26 9/16 in.) Sheet: 64.8 x 81.0 cm (25 1/2 x 31 7/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Pen and Watercolor on paper

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings



Flying the American ensign off mizzenmast, under reduced sail, approaching end of quay left. Another ship in distance right. Accompanying the watercolor are the Ship’s Articles, John Casttoff, Master, New York to Havre and return: agreement dated Sept. 23, 1842, with small woodcut of a ship at top; also tariff book used on ship, published by Mahlon Day, New York, 1840 and log book of the “Louis Philippe,” 1845-1847.


LR in ink: Frederic Roux, au Havre 1837; lower margin: Louis Philippe, Captn J. Casttoff. The 13 Sept 1837. Artist's label on back of frame in ink: Frederic Roux,/ Hydrographe & Peintre de Marine, / Petit quai Notre-Dame No 13. / au Havre / en Octobre 1837


Maxim Karolik, Newport; Gift to MFA October 11, 1956

Credit Line

Gift of Maxim Karolik for the M. and M. Karolik Collection of American Watercolors and Drawings, 1800–1875