Whaleship Niantic



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English: Oil painting. China trade painting. Ship's portrait of whaleship Niantic made in a Chinese port, probably Whampoa (now the Huangpu District), Canton (Guangzhou). Painted between 1832 and 1847 (most likely in 1840, during a particularly profitable voyage). The original hung in the captain's cabin until the Niantic was converted in 1849 to a hotel in San Francisco. At that time, it was transferred to the whaleship Mary Wilder, and subsequently remained in the captain's family to the present time. The remains of the Connecticut-built Niantic lie under the Mark Twain Plaza Complex next to the Transamerica Building in San Francisco, and artifacts of the ship are in the San Francisco Maritime Museum.
Date Photo taken 2007-08-31. Original painting done before 1849.
Source Photograph taken by me (my own work) of a painting owned by my mother, Cynthia Riggs.
Author Photo by Robert Harris-Stoertz. Painting by unknown Chinese artist (Chinese characters visible on original).

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Location of painting...&language=en 41° 22' 58" N, 70° 39' 57.88" W

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Niantic artifacts in San Francisco Maritime Museum...&language=en 37° 48' 23.01" N, 122° 25' 26.21" W

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Remains of Niantic...&language=en 37° 47' 42.41" N, 122° 24' 10.09" W

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