Ship CLARISSA ANN Approaching Le Havre

Louis Gamain?c. 1830

Maine Maritime Museum

Maine Maritime Museum
Bath, United States

Port broadside view of the vessel CLARISSA ANN approaching Le Havre. Name on bow. Black hull with gold and white trim, green decks, flying fore course, fore topsail, main topsail, and inner jib. Six crew on deck. Vessel approaching a stone jetty on left edge of canvas with three men and a lighthouse or marker of some kind on the jetty. Land on the horizon. Moderate green sea with blue sky, partly cloudly. Flying US ensign, burgee, stars and stripes pennant, Blue flag with a circle of white stars with a larger star in the center. Image: 21.5 x 29 Frame: 27 x 34.5" Brig Clarissa Ann entering Havre Unidentified artist, Havre, France Oil on canvas, ca. 1830 Vessel's gross tonnage 276; register length 97'4" An early cotton trader, CLARISSA ANN was built at Bath in 1824 by master builder Winthrop G. Farrin for Levi Houghton. She was used in the cotton trade and associated trades across the Atlantic for 16 years, until being fatally damaged in a stranding at Havana. She is shown here passing a stone quay which is often seen in ship portraits made at Havre. If you look closely at the painting, you can see the figurehead which is exhibited here.


  • Title: Ship CLARISSA ANN Approaching Le Havre
  • Creator: Louis Gamain?
  • Date Created: c. 1830
  • Physical Dimensions: 21.5" x 29"
  • Type: Painting
  • Medium: oil paints/canvas/wood

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