Fine Art
The Schooner

Jasper John Stafford, unlisted American artist. Watercolor on paper. The schooner "Block Island" is shown flying the flag of the American Line, the commissioning pennant and the American flag against a background of coastal shipping. Signed lower right. 16 1/2 inches high, 29 1/2 inches wide.

Found on eastern Long Island. Good condition with light fading and mounted in the original frame. The Merchant flag was used for more than a hundred years and the company became the largest American shipping company.

A terrific example of maritime folk art.