Image ID
ICHi-062492
Headline
Confederate States Cruiser Shenandoah (oil painting)
Title (of Artwork/Object)
Confederate States Cruiser Shenandoah in the harbor of Melbourne, Australia, 1865
Date Created
circa 1865
Creator
Poulsen, Christian
Creator Role
artist
Artwork/Object Depicted
oil paintings
Copyright Notice
No known copyright restrictions.
Credit Line
Chicago History Museum, ICHi-062492
Inventory Number
1920.239
Storage Location
P&S
Acquisition Source
CHS purchase
Max Pixels - Height
3835
Max Pixels - Width
6304
KEYWORDS
1920.239
boats
ships
United States. Civil War, 1861-1865
Shenandoah (Cruiser)
Waddell, James I. (James Iredell), 1824-1886
canvas
painting (image-making)
Melbourne (Australia)
transportation
color
Poulsen, Christian
Confederate States of America
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confederate states cruiser shenandoah oil painting

Oil painting of the CSS Shenandoah by Christian Poulsen, circa 1865. The Confederate States Cruiser Shenandoah, commerce raider, was the last armed ship to fly the Confederate flag. The ship was commanded by Captain James I. Waddell, 1824-1886, CSN. On August 2, 1865, Captain Waddell learned that the war was ended. The Shenandoah made her way to Liverpool, England, where she surrendered to British authorities in November, 1865. She was transferred to the United States and later sold to the Sultan of Zanzibar. The painting depicts the Shenandoah in the Bay of Melbourne, Australia, shortly after her arrival on January 25, 1865. Other ships in the harbor include (from left to right) Danish merchantman Dannevirke, privateer Shenandoah, British merchantman Great Britton, merchantman Elizabeth, and American bark Contest of New York.

Oil painting of the CSS Shenandoah by Christian Poulsen, circa 1865. The Confederate States Cruiser Shenandoah, commerce raider, was the last armed ship to fly the Confederate flag. The ship was commanded by Captain James I. Waddell, 1824-1886, CSN. On August 2, 1865, Captain Waddell learned that the war was ended. The Shenandoah made her way to Liverpool, England, where she surrendered to British authorities in November, 1865. She was transferred to the United States and later sold to the Sultan of Zanzibar. The painting depicts the Shenandoah in the Bay of Melbourne, Australia, shortly after her arrival on January 25, 1865. Other ships in the harbor include (from left to right) Danish merchantman Dannevirke, privateer Shenandoah, British merchantman Great Britton, merchantman Elizabeth, and American bark Contest of New York.

2/10/2014