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James G. Babbidge (1844-1919)

James G. Babbidge (1844-1919)


Lived/active Maine, American, ca. 1875.
Schooner ‘Rebecca. J. Moulton’.
Tag (l.c.): Schooner ‘Rebecca J. Moulton’ by J.G. Babbidge.
Oil on canvas.
23 ¾” x 33 ¾”, 27 ¾” x 38 (framed).
Condition: Lined. Excellent condition. James Babbidge was known for his rendering of sailing vessels.
The accuracy and detail with which Babbidge depicts the Rebecca J. Moulton not only displays a high level of draftsmanship but a vast knowledge of sailing ships and their rigging. The Moulton was a three-masted schooner built in New London, Connecticut. As can be seen in this painting, it sailed with a crew of six men and served as a merchant vessel transporting sugar and lumber from the East coast to the Caribbean.

Item ID: WoA-AMP-OC 587

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