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Thirteen Chapters of American History represented by the Edward Moran series of Thirteen Historical Marine Paintings   By: (1845-1927)

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THIRTEEN HISTORICAL MARINE PAINTINGS

BY

EDWARD MORAN

REPRESENTING THIRTEEN CHAPTERS OF AMERICAN HISTORY

[Decoration]

By THEODORE SUTRO

1905

[Illustration: Copyright, 1905, by Theodore Sutro.

EDWARD MORAN From a painting by Thomas Sidney Moran]

THIRTEEN CHAPTERS OF AMERICAN HISTORY

REPRESENTED BY THE EDWARD MORAN SERIES OF THIRTEEN HISTORICAL MARINE PAINTINGS

[Decoration]

By THEODORE SUTRO

1905

NEW YORK:

THEODORE SUTRO, 280 BROADWAY

AND

THE BAKER & TAYLOR CO. PUBLISHER'S AGENTS, 33 37 EAST 17TH STREET.

$1.50 net.

Copyright, 1905, by Theodore Sutro

To

My Dear Wife

FLORENCE

THROUGH WHOSE STEADFAST FRIENDSHIP FOR MR. AND MRS. EDWARD MORAN AND LOYAL DEVOTION TO ME, I WAS LED TO CHAMPION, AND ENCOURAGED TO PERSEVERE IN ESTABLISHING, THE RIGHTS OF THE WIDOW TO THESE MASTERWORKS, WITHOUT WHICH THE OCCASION FOR PENNING THESE PAGES WOULD NOT HAVE ARISEN THIS LITTLE WORK IS LOVINGLY INSCRIBED, ON THE TWENTIETH ANNIVERSARY OF OUR MARRIAGE, October 1st, 1904.

TABLE OF CONTENTS.

PAGE.

FRONTISPIECE Portrait of Edward Moran, from a painting by THOMAS SIDNEY MORAN

INTRODUCTORY 7

BIOGRAPHICAL 15

PORTRAIT OF MRS. EDWARD MORAN, from a painting by THOMAS SIDNEY MORAN Facing page 20

DESCRIPTIVE AND EXPLANATORY:

I. THE OCEAN THE HIGHWAY OF ALL NATIONS 27

II. LANDING OF LIEF ERICKSON IN THE NEW WORLD IN THE YEAR 1001 33

III. THE SANTA MARIA, NI√ĎA AND PINTA (Evening of October 11th, 1492) 39

IV. THE DEBARKATION OF COLUMBUS (Morning of October 12th, 1492) 39

V. MIDNIGHT MASS ON THE MISSISSIPPI, OVER THE BODY OF FERDINAND DE SOTO, 1542 47

VI. HENRY HUDSON ENTERING NEW YORK BAY, September 11th, 1609 53

VII. EMBARKATION OF THE PILGRIMS FROM SOUTHAMPTON, August 5th, 1620 59

VIII. FIRST RECOGNITION OF THE AMERICAN FLAG BY A FOREIGN GOVERNMENT. In the Harbor of Quiberon, France, February 13th, 1778 67

IX. BURNING OF THE FRIGATE PHILADELPHIA. In the Harbor of Tripoli, February 16th, 1804 73

X. THE BRIG ARMSTRONG ENGAGING THE BRITISH FLEET. In the Harbor of Fayal, September 26th, 1814 79

XI. IRON VERSUS WOOD SINKING OF THE CUMBERLAND BY THE MERRIMAC. In Hampton Roads, March 8th, 1862 87

XII. THE WHITE SQUADRON'S FAREWELL SALUTE TO THE BODY OF CAPTAIN JOHN ERICSSON, New York Bay, August 25th, 1890 95

XIII. RETURN OF THE CONQUERORS. Typifying Our Victory in the late Spanish American War, September 29th, 1899 105

INDEX 111

INTRODUCTORY

[Illustration: T. S. M.]

INTRODUCTORY.

The Thirteen Paintings, to a history and description of which (and incidentally to a brief memoir of their creator, Edward Moran) these pages are devoted, are monumental in their character and importance. Mr. Moran designated them as representing the "Marine History of the United States." I have somewhat changed this title; for even the untraversed "Ocean" and the landing of Columbus in the new world represent periods which necessarily affect the whole American Continent... Continue reading book >>




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