Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Walk-in-the-Water Palmer
Description
Creator
Douglas Mathies, John Lee
Media Type
Image
Item Type
Oil paintings
Description
Oil painting: "The Wreck of the Steamer WALK-IN-THE-WATER, Nov. 1, 1821"; cream-colored sidewheel steamer is being blown on shore in rough seas; wind-blown trees on beach, lighthouse in distance; passengers are embracing on deck, being lowered into a yawl in the water, and on beach a group of men hold a line to guide passengers ashore. One of a pair done for Mrs. Thomas Palmer by John Lee Douglas Mathies of Buffalo (deck scene is at Burton). Wood panel, slightly warped, is inscribed on back: "Thomas Palmer, Hamtramck." See Michigan Pioneer Hist. Coll. V4, 1881, p. 112 for Mrs. Palmer's account of the wreck. In plain, dark wood frame. Restored by DIA. DIA #13.25 bequest of Sen. T.W. Palmer.
Notes
painting: 17 1/8" x 23 1/2" frame: 24" x 30"
Date of Original
1821
Local identifier
1993.007
Language of Item
English
Copyright Statement
Copyright status unknown. Responsibility for determining the copyright status and any use rests exclusively with the user.
Contact
Detroit Historical Society
WWW address
Agency street/mail address

5401 Woodward Ave.,

Detroit, MI 48202

P. 313.833.7935

F. 313.833.5342

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Walk-in-the-Water Palmer


Oil painting: "The Wreck of the Steamer WALK-IN-THE-WATER, Nov. 1, 1821"; cream-colored sidewheel steamer is being blown on shore in rough seas; wind-blown trees on beach, lighthouse in distance; passengers are embracing on deck, being lowered into a yawl in the water, and on beach a group of men hold a line to guide passengers ashore. One of a pair done for Mrs. Thomas Palmer by John Lee Douglas Mathies of Buffalo (deck scene is at Burton). Wood panel, slightly warped, is inscribed on back: "Thomas Palmer, Hamtramck." See Michigan Pioneer Hist. Coll. V4, 1881, p. 112 for Mrs. Palmer's account of the wreck. In plain, dark wood frame. Restored by DIA. DIA #13.25 bequest of Sen. T.W. Palmer.