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Inscription

Text at bottom of stone:
Lith. & Pub. by N. Currier, / Entered according to Act of Congress in the year 1847 by N. Currier, in the Clerk's office of the District Court of the Southern District of N.Y. / 152 Nassau St. Cor. of Spruce N.Y. / U.S. Ship of the Line in a Gale. / 557.

Provenance

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

Bibliography
1970
Conningham, Frederic A. Currier and Ives Prints: An Illustrated Check List. New York: Crown Publishers, 1970, p. 274, no. 6332.
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. 696, 700, no. 6847.