Ship in Shallows

Frantzmid- 19th–early 20th century

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Horizontal sheet depicting a large boat with two striped masts near or beached on the shoreline. It is possibly a clipper ship with its third mast broken. Its stern faces the viewer and on the rocky beach smaller boats are beached and figures seem to load or unload cargo to the larger boart. In the distance at right is the triangular gray sail of another boat, and an open body of water beyond.

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  • Title: Ship in Shallows
  • Creator: Frantz
  • Date Created: mid- 19th–early 20th century
  • Signed: Recto, in pen and black ink, bottom left corner: Frantz.
  • Paper Support: Textured off-white wove paper
  • Dimensions: 17.4 x 25.5 cm (6 7/8 x 10 1/16 in.)
  • Type: Drawing
  • Rights: Gift of Mrs. William Greenough
  • Medium: Brush and watercolor, varnish on textured off-white wove paper