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Robert W. Salmon (ca. 1775-ca. 1845)
Ships off Greenock, Scotland, 1813
Oil on canvas
25 3/8 x 39 3/4 in. (64.5 x 101 cm)
The Edwin and Virginia Irwin Memorial, 1969.631

Signed lower right: "RS 1813"

The ship Derwent sails on the river Clye. It is painted three times within the composition in order to show it from varying viewpoints. In the center it is depicted in profile in full sunlight. Small figures are visible aboard the boat. To the left, the Derwent is seen from behind in shadows. A smaller ship is beside it. To the right, the Derwent is seen from the front in full sunlight. In the foreground are figures in a small boat. The port of Greenock, Scotland, is in the background.

Alternate Titles:
The Brig Derwent in the Clyde
Two Views of the brig "Derwent"


    Private collection, England, sold in anonymous sale, Bearne's, Torquay, December 17, 1968
By December 21, 1968:   (Spanierman Gallery, New York, sold half share to)
December 21, 1968-December 13, 1969:   (Hirschl & Adler Galleries, Inc., New York, and Spanierman Gallery, New York, sold to)
December 13, 1969-present:   Cincinnati Art Museum

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