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Maxwell, James Scott, ca. 1845–1922
Watercolors of British and American steam yachts, sailing vessels, paddle steamers, and warships, 1888-1889.
Physical Description:
1 v. ([44] leaves) : ill. ; 16 x 24 cm.
Rare Books and Manuscripts
In Process VM57.M39 A43 1888+ Oversize
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
Drawings & Watercolors
James Scott Maxwell (ca. 1845-1922) was the Chief Purser of the Royal Navy with over 30 years service, as well as a member of the Maxwell Family that founded the Pollock Museum in Glasgow. Maxwell produced some 1,150 portraits of steam yachts, sailing vessels, paddle steamers, liners and warships of sixteen different Navies. His works provide important documentation as to the evolution of steam and shipping technology.
Bound in contemporary Hessian cloth.
Album of 44 original watercolors of British and American Steam yachts, sailing vessels, paddle steamers, liners and warships, by James Scott Maxwell, painted from 1888 to 1889. All are in a bright, fresh state, and signed and dated by the artist. Underneath each watercolor, Maxwell records a single line of concise but detailed information about the vessel depicted.
Subject Terms:
Maxwell, James Scott, ca. 1845-1922.
Ships -- Pictorial works.
Ships in art.
Steamboats -- Pictorial works.
Warships -- Pictorial works.
Marine drawings.
Albums (Books)
Ink drawings.

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