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PARSONS, C[harles].

United States Mail Steamer Fulton, J.A. Wotten, commander.

Burthen 2300 tons.

Stock Code
89182
Endicott & Co., New York, 1860
£2,000

An early work by a master of the genre a fine example, with wide margins, of this beautiful chromolithograph.

Before serving as the art director for Harper's Weekly and Magazine from 1863 to 1889 and as such being instrumental in the development of the art of American illustration, Charles Parsons (1821-1910) apprenticed at 15 to the New York lithographic studio of George Endicott (1802-1848). Through Endicott's studio he worked directly for the famous firm of Currier & Ives, and deserves credit for many of the best marine lithographs ever produced. Before he left for Harper's he was made a full partner and it was undoubtedly his marines which earned him the position and drew the most public attention. He chose to revisit nautical subjects when he returned to watercolours and lithography in retirement from Harper's.
Parsons was an associate member of the National Academy of Design and a member of the New

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Description

Lithograph printed in colour (image 50 x 84 cm; sheet 63 x 94,5 cm) after a drawing by Parsons; small tear in right margin, anciently laid-down but in fine condition.

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