Warren of New York, William Hall Master

Object Number: 
2017.61.1
Date: 
1805
Medium: 
Watercolor on paper
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Framed: 27 1/2 × 34 1/4 in. (69.9 × 87 cm)
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Inscribed with the title and “William Hall, Master” and dated 1805, lower right

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The watercolor depicts the ship, “Warren” of New York, which was captained by William Hall (c. 1769–1829). Although his birth year has not been identified, William Hall is listed every year from 1800 to 1828 as a shipmaster in the New York City directory. He was a member of the New York City Freemasons and entered into the “sublime degree of Master Mason” on August 21, 1804, the highest degree in the fraternity. The following year, Hall became master of the “Warren.”

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Credit Line: 
Gift of Ransford Lewis and Marion Lewis Durham
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Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group