Monday, February 28, 2011

New CHARLES W. MORGAN Painting for the Collection

Mystic Seaport recently acquired a watercolor of the CHARLES W. MORGAN painted in the 1920's by Frederic Schiller Cozzens. Entitled "CHARLES W. MORGAN, 1841, Homeward Bound," the painting shows the MORGAN as a full-rigged ship rather than her more familiar bark rig. The painting was done just prior to her being put on exhibit at the estate of Colonel Green at Round Hill in South Dartmouth, Massachusetts.

Frederick S. Cozzens was a prolific illustrator and artist born in 1846 in New York City. Along with illustrating books and magazines he painted many maritime scenes. While mostly known for his yachting images, Cozzens painted a variety of subjects from whale ships to naval fleets to iceboats, lifesaving scenes and more. He died in New York City in 1928.

This pretty little painting is one more addition to our collection of CHARLES W. MORGAN material, honoring the MORGAN's restoration work currently being done at Mystic Seaport.

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