Frame Size: 34" x 50"
Size: 30" x 46"

"Whaler Josephine" SOLD

by William E. Baldwin

Oil on board/masonite

Signed lower right.


Description: Whaling bark Josephine leaving Point Barrow, Alaska  August 18, 1889.

Josephine was built at Bath, Maine in 1877 and was 385 tons. Her home port was New Bedford, Massachusetts.

In this painting she is surrounded by (left to right) Wanderer, Bear, J.H. Howland, and Belvedere.

Wanderer was built in Mattapoisett, Massachusetts. She was 303 tons and her home port was San Francisco, California.

Bear was launched in January of 1874 at Dundee, Scotland. She sailed out of St. John’s, Newfoundland until 1884. At that time she was purchased by, and remained in the service of the US Government until ordered out of commission in 1927.

In 1932 she was purchased by Admiral Byrd for his 2nd Antarctic expedition and continued in various Antarctic duties until 1941. She was lost in tow from Nova Scotia to Philadelphia in 1963.

Artist Profile: William E. Baldwin was born in Belfast, Maine. He is a contemporary artist who continues to produce magnificent marine works exhibiting extraordinary detail and attention to accuracy.

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