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Object Name Painting
Title Entrance to Portsmouth, N.H., Harbour
Artist Thomas P. Moses
Date 1855
Place of Origin Boston
Description "Entrance to Portsmouth Harbour" by Thomas P. Moses (American, 1808-1881). The oil painting features Fort Point (also known as Fort William and Mary, and Fort Constitution), and Portsmouth Harbor Light (also known as Fort Point Light, New Castle Light, and Fort Constitution Light) on the right, and Whaleback Light on the left. In the center, there are two large ships entering the harbor, the "Wonalancet" (flying the Dutch flag), and the "Hope Goodwin". "Hope Goodwin" was owned by Ichabod Goodwin and partners, and was named after one of his daughters. The "Hope Goodwin" was built by Fernald and Petigrew in 1851. The ship was engaged in the cotton trade, but in 1854 was burned by a hostile crew in Mobile.
28 11/16 x 33 11/16".
Accession Number 1991.164