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Catalog Number 2014.010.003
Description 2014 Shipwreck of the New York by Fred Sinclair, Jr. Unframed 4x4 foot acrylic and oil on canvas painting depicting the shipwreck of the New York in Half Moon Bay. Scene depicts a ship that has run aground just offshore, with some sails missing and the rest billowing in the wind. There are three flags on the rigging, including an American flag, a red flag with a white circle, and a red flag with a gold colored emblem. There is a figure on the ship, and four figures and a dog on the beach, which is full of cargo that has been off-loaded from the ship. Cargo includes wooden crates, barrels and a chest, as well as ceramic pottery and Chinese baskets. There is a horse and carriage at the far back right and another ship in the distance, on the left. The figure with the dog appears to be talking to the figure on the ship. A man with a ceramic piece is speaking to a woman. The last figure is prying open a wooden crate.
Object Name Painting
Collection 3D - Art
Title Shipwreck of the New York by Fred Sinclair, Jr.
Date March 2014
Creator Sinclair Jr., Fred
Role Artist
Inscription Text None
Provenance Painted by Fred Sinclair, Jr. in preparation of SMCHM's 2014 Ships of the World gallery rennovation.
Notes Inbound from Hong Kong to San Francisco, the New York ran aground at Half Moon Bay Beach in heavy fog on March 13, 1898. A tugboat tried to move her, but had no luck. Scavengers bought the wreck for $5,000 and were able to salvage $25,000 worth of cargo.
Dimensions H-48 W-48 D-1.5 inches
Medium Acrylic Paint/Oil Paint
Search Terms Sinclair Jr., Fred
Shipwrecks "New York"
Half Moon Bay
Oil Painting
Subjects Acrylic paintings
Oil paintings
People Sinclair Jr., Fred