deck of a small ship with pulleys on booms

Ship's Deck, 19th century

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Bequest of Harry Drakeexpand_more  2013.35.604

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This page came from one of Auguste Lepère’s sketchbooks. It demonstrates his acute eye and sure hand, honed during his early career as a magazine illustrator. With quick pencil strokes, he detailed the rigging of a sailboat, right down to the heft of the pulleys.

Ship's Deck
Artist Life
Paris 1849–Domme, Dordogne 1918
Accession Number
[Eric G. Carlson, New York, until 1990; sold in August for POO, to Drake]; Harry Drake, St. Paul (1990-d. 2012; bequeathed to MIA)
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deck of a small ship with pulleys on booms