Barque Orono

Joseph Honore Pellegrin,France 1793-1869. "Barque Orono of Ellsworth Entering the Port of Marseilles,1852. Water color, Gouache, and Chinese white on paper. Signed. Sight Size 18 1/2 inches high, 24 inches wide.

Inscribed in the black bar beneath the image "Barque Orono C. Chase Master, Entering the Port of Marseilles Jany 7th 1852"

The Orono was built in Bucksport, Maine in 1851. She measured 80 feet long with a beam of 29 feet 9 inches and drew 5 feet 7 inches. The picture records what was probably the first Atlantic crossing of the Orono. Pellegrin is considered one of the best Mediterranean port painters of the 19th century.


Barque Orono