By: Joaquim Maristany
We are pleased to offer a very unique shadowbox by Jacquim Maristany. The United States Mail Steamship Company's U.S.S. Central America, today known as the "Ship of Gold", sank in a hurricane in 1857 off the Carolina coast with a fortune in gold freshly minted in San Francisco.
This artistic ship's portrait is done in the traditional style of late 19th century marine shadowbox paintings, showing the steamship from a port side view with artist oil polychrome hand-painted darkened sky & stormy sea, and hand-painted ship's name banner and date. The model is authentically featured, has furled sails, painted per research, and constructed in semi-relief from solid wood, with assemblies and miscellaneous deck fittings of metal or wood. Presented for wall mounting in a handsome glazed gilt wood frame.
Model type: Shadowbox
Size: 27 1/2” L x 14” H x 2 7/8” D
Code: SDB 2108