"Amigo Protector" Off Montauk Point, Long Island, New York
Watercolor, brown ink, and graphite on paper
Overall: 6 1/2 x 8 in. ( 16.5 x 20.3 cm ) mat: 11 x 14 in. ( 27.9 x 35.6 cm )
inscription: lower, ink: "amigo-Protector--Long island, Montauk point, Last Land/22 may" inscription: lower right: "Liverpool/6 Juillet"
Inscribed at lower left between framing lines in brown ink: "amigo Protrector -- Long island Montauk-point. Last Land / 22 May"; at lower right between framing lines: "Liverpool. / 6 Juillet."
The Amigo Protector was a Portuguese vessel on which the de Neuvilles sailed from New York in May 1814 on their return journey to Europe. Montauk Point, at the eastern end of Long Island, was the last land seen on the American coast. The de Neuvilles disembarked at Liverpool, England, on July 8. Two days later they were in London and "a few days" later in Paris.
De Neuville family, France; E. De Vries, Paris, 1928; Columbia University Press Book Store, NYC, 1929; Old Print Shop, NYC, 1953
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