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Inscription

Text at bottom of stone:
Entered according to Act of Congress in the year 1845, by N. Currier, in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the Southern Dist. of New York. / Loss of the Steamboat / Swallow / While on Her Trip, from Albany / to New-York, on Monday Evening April 7th 1845. / When opposite Athens she struck a large rock, took fire, / broke in two and sunk. By which melancholy occurence, it is supposed that nearly 40 lives were lost. / Lith. & Pub. by N. Currier, 2 Spruce St. N.Y. / 105.

Provenance

(The Old Print Shop, New York); Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1953; acquired 2015 by the National Gallery of Art

Exhibition History
1977
American Lithographs from the Corcoran's Collection, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1977
1981
Early America on Paper: Prints and Drawings, 1750-1850, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1981
Bibliography
1970
Conningham, Frederic A. Currier and Ives Prints: An Illustrated Check List. New York: Crown Publishers, 1970, p. 168, no. 3779.
1984
Reilly, Bernard F., Jr. Currier & Ives, A Catalogue Raisonné: A Comprehensive Catalogue of the Lithographs of Nathaniel Currier, James Merrit Ives and Charles Currier, including Ephemera Associated with the Firm, 1834-1907, volume 2. Detroit, MI: Gale Research Company, 1984, pp. 397, 422, no. 4098.