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I was asked to help identify this Barque hanging in an office. It is an oil painting with no signature infront and the canvas is bare behind.
I gave the following as an answer but would appriciate any other ideas out there.
The figure head is wrong and would have been easily damaged at sea. The flags are incorrect for the period (and the forth one does not exist as such) American vessels were identified by a four flag system made up of six number flags. The owners house flag does not appear.

My summary was that the painting was made on spec and that should a request be made by an owner then the artist could modify. It would seem that somebody at a later date got to the painting and incorrectly added the two questionable items.
Any help appriciated.


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