The Coast and The Sea: Marine and Maritime Art in America

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The Coast and the Sea is an appealing and colorful volume which presents over 50 of the best American marine paintings and artifacts from the New-York Historical Societys impressive maritime art collection. The works range in date from 1750 to 1940, by eminent marine artists like Thomas Birch, John Frederick Kensett and Charlton T. Chapman. Highlights include large format canvasses of famous sea battles, ships at work, and portraits of heroic sea captains and pioneering merchants, like the aptly named Preserved Fish of New York. There are also maritime themed objects such as an engraved whales tooth from the late 19th century, an octant from 1840, and a silver presentation urn commemorating acts of bravery from the War of 1812. An essay by curator Linda S. Ferber places the works within their wider historical and cultural narrative. 104 Pages, 9''x9'', 60 Color Illustrations

Item Number: 10914