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Painting; Levy, Jonas Phillips, 1807-1883; Evans, James Guy, active 1838-1860; New Orleans, Louisiana, United States; Veracruz, Mexico; 1847

Title:
Painting; Levy, Jonas Phillips, 1807-1883; Evans, James Guy, active 1838-1860; New Orleans, Louisiana, United States; Veracruz, Mexico; 1847
Date:
1847
Description:
Oil painting on canvas depicting famed Jewish naval captain Jonas P. Levy's ship, the USS America, during the Mexican-American war. The lower part of painting contains two lines of text: "Transport the America under Capt. J. P. Levy off the coast of Vera Cruz on way to N.O." Provenance: This painting hung at Monticello during its ownership by Jefferson Levy and was later given to Thomas L. Rhodes with other Levy items. By descent in the Rhodes family before being purchased by Arnold and Deanne Kaplan.
Identifier:
{18DA84F2-007E-494D-8741-4D16A59F483E}; 1.1970; 2006.12.26.00608
Language:
English
Type:
Paintings
Personal Name:
Levy, Jonas Phillips, 1807-1883; Evans, James Guy, active 1838-1860
Geographic Subject:
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States; Louisiana, United States; Veracruz, Mexico; Mexico
Rights:
http://rightsstatements.org/page/NoC-US/1.0/?
Call Number:
Arc.MS.56
Collection:
Arnold and Deanne Kaplan Collection of Early American Judaica (University of Pennsylvania)