British Merchantman in the River Mersey off Liverpool, (painting)
Salmon, Robert 1775-ca. 1845
Oil on canvas
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco M. H. de Young Memorial Museum Golden Gate Park San Francisco California 94118 Accession Number: 1979.7.89
Burgard, Timothy Anglin, ed., "Masterworks of American Painting at the de Young," San Francisco, CA: Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, 2005, pg. 52.
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco collection printout, 2007.
Waterscape depicting the three masted British sailing ship Merchantman approaching the busy Liverpool harbor, its sails blowing in a strong wind, and the British flag flying from its rigging. The harbor is filled with sailing ships and smaller boats, highlighted by rays of light that shine down from a break in the clouds overhead. In the foreground a rowboat full of men crosses the choppy river waters, heading toward the Merchantman. In the background buildings along the Liverpool waterfront are visible.
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums