The Ship Beatrice

Unidentified artist, American, 19th century

Catalogue Raisonné

Karolik cat. no 0045, fig. 25 (Anon. academic artists)


Height x width: 17 7/16 x 27 in. (44.3 x 68.6 cm)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Pen and watercolor on paper

Not On View


Prints and Drawings



Three-master under full sail in the English Channel; the White Cliffs of Dover and lighthouse behind.
The artist may have been David McFarlane. The Beatrice was built by Samuel Lapham of Medford MA, in 1849, and was owned by William N. Bordman of Boston, whose house flag is shown on the mainmast. She sailed from Cardiff, Wales, on July 10, 1861 for Hong Kong and was never heard from again. (Info from M.V. Brewington, Assistant Director of the Peabody Museum, Salem)


1953, gift of Maxim Karolik (b. 1893 - d. 1963), Newport, RI, to the MFA. (Accession Date: November 12, 1953)

Credit Line

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