Featured Navy Yard by W. H. M. - ideas?

Discussion in 'Art' started by Mo Bjornestad, Feb 7, 2018.

  1. Mo Bjornestad

    Mo Bjornestad Well-Known Member

    1CC7EBAD-71AA-4572-B0EB-60DF510BAC50.jpeg E74BC42A-0D3A-4BF2-8E48-A47FEC888F5C.jpeg I’ve searched fruitlessly for information on this nice piece.

    Your thoughts are very welcome -

    The work is about 8-9” square
    Mo 821CBE9A-FB55-4D07-8F3F-1F6513700DEB.jpeg
     
  2. anundverkaufen

    anundverkaufen Well-Known Member

    Best Answer
    The artist is Granville Perkins, see the GP lower left. This is the USS Constitution in Philadelphia, the engraving was from a two volume set of books called "Picturesque America" published in 1872 & 1874.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Picturesque_America
     
  3. Bakersgma

    Bakersgma Well-Known Member

    Is that a US flag on the stern of the rowboat on the left?
     
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  4. KingofThings

    KingofThings 'Illiteracy is a terrible thing to waist' - MHH

  5. Bronwen

    Bronwen Well-Known Member

  6. Bakersgma

    Bakersgma Well-Known Member

  7. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    very nice.......good eye !!!
     
  8. Bronwen

    Bronwen Well-Known Member

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  9. KingofThings

    KingofThings 'Illiteracy is a terrible thing to waist' - MHH

    QUOTE="Bronwen, post: 332760, member: 5833"]Here's what the Philly Navy Yard is doing these days. Funny that we are looking for art about it.[/QUOTE]
    Oh! YAY!!!!! Thanks!
    LOVE the Dazzle paint!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Dispite the story it was also used in WWII not just WWI....maybe only WWII actually.
    ~
    RMS_Mauretania_in_dazzle_paint.jpg Fort USS Ticonderoga in dazzle paint rendering.jpg
     
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  10. Mo Bjornestad

    Mo Bjornestad Well-Known Member

    Anyone? Who is the artist W. H. M. ???
     
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  11. Bronwen

    Bronwen Well-Known Member

    Wonder whether William H. Meyers painted? Connected to Philadelphia, the Navy & made an illustrated diary.
     
  12. Bev aka thelmasstuff

    Bev aka thelmasstuff Well-Known Member

    So, do you think that's the USS Constellation? It looks enough like the USS Constitution, but she was from Boston.
     
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  13. Bronwen

    Bronwen Well-Known Member

    Additional note: Meyers was a gunner in the US Navy. This is a gun ship, a 'ship of the line.'
     
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  14. Bronwen

    Bronwen Well-Known Member

    Could be, or a sister. Looks very like. According to this there were 6 of this model.
     
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  15. Bev aka thelmasstuff

    Bev aka thelmasstuff Well-Known Member

  16. KingofThings

    KingofThings 'Illiteracy is a terrible thing to waist' - MHH

    She’s not the first Constellation but could be the second or the Constitution.
     
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  17. KingofThings

    KingofThings 'Illiteracy is a terrible thing to waist' - MHH

    Yes, she would certainly be in the ‘van’.
     
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  18. Bronwen

    Bronwen Well-Known Member

    OP's main request was name of artist. Was hoping someone else would have a thought on my suggestion of William H. Meyers. If you haven't followed the link, here's a relevant extract:

    Watercolor drawings [in the diary he kept of a voyage] (one in ink wash) illustrate ships at sea, localities visited, entertainments, shipboard activities and illness at sea.
    Biographical/Historical Note
    William H. Meyers (b. 1815), a native of Philadelphia, sailed on merchant vessels, worked at the U.S. Naval Laboratory in Washington, D.C., and served as a gunner in the U.S. Navy.

    Right initials, right age, right city, right occupation, right avocation, sometimes painted scenes of ships. I had mindlessly been assuming print under discussion is of an oil painting. Based on above, finding ink with watercolor wash a reasonable suggestion.

    Any yeas or nays?
     
  19. KingofThings

    KingofThings 'Illiteracy is a terrible thing to waist' - MHH

    Sorry. :(
    I don’t know but thought that was settled up much earlier.
     
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  20. Bronwen

    Bronwen Well-Known Member

    I thought it was a strong suggestion but because I also thought the original was oil & no evidence Meyers ever used it, did not consider it the final word. No need to be sorry, guess I should have gone by the dictum 'Silence implies consent,' instead of 'Silence implies no one wants to tell you you're off your nut.' OP has not responded, time zone delay, I imagine, else doesn't want to tell me...:happy::):joyful:
     
  21. KingofThings

    KingofThings 'Illiteracy is a terrible thing to waist' - MHH

    Maybe time zone.
    I don’t understand why where people are is a profile secret.
    Eventually they say anyway so why not? :(
     
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