The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
A Fine Marine Painting
Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), 27 Jan 1894

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A Fine Marine Painting
From the Brush of Michael Cummings and on Exhibition at Parsons'

There is a handsome oil painting on exhibition at the ship chandlery store of John S. Parsons. It is a painting of the schooner John S. Parsons coming up the lake under full sail and the tug John Navagh with her nose buried in a sea, while a deck-hand stands ready to take the schooner's tow line and make fast.

In the background a big steamer is approaching and in the office a fore and aft schooner is going down the lake with a rattling breeze behind her. Aboard the Parsons the seamen are clewing down the mizzen gaff topsail, preparatory to shortening sail before the entrance to the harbor is reached. The closing of both water and sky is excellent and the drawing is true both as to detail and outline.

The artist is Michael Cummings, of the firm of Cummings & Dalton, painters, and he has received many congratulations from critics who have examined the work. The painting was made on Mr. Parsons' order.

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27 Jan 1894
Personal Name(s):
Parsons, John S. ; Cummings, Michael ; Cummings & Dalton
Richard Palmer
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  • New York, United States
    Latitude: 43.45535 Longitude: -76.5105
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A Fine Marine Painting