Painting of the Hudson River paddle steamer “C. Vanderbilt”, oil on canvas, unsigned. This painting is similar to one painted by James Bard, now owned by the Shelburne Museum, except that the name on the side of the vessel, (“C. Vanderbuilt”), has been curiously mis-spelled. The painting is in very good condition, having been professionally conserved with minor in-painting in the sky. It is framed in a period deep walnut frame. Circa 1850.
The C. Vanderbilt was built in 1847 in New York and was owned by the Stonington Line, which in turn was controlled by Cornelius Vanderbilt. On January 6, 1857, it was grounded on Fisher's Island in Connecticut during a winter storm. Later that year, it was refloated, repaired and put back into service.
Dimensions: 28½” x 17½”; Viewed Area: 25” x 14”
Item No. 180264