Mary Eastman Bradford, daughter of above, by descent from above
Fairhaven Colonial Club, Fairhaven, Massachusetts, gift from above
Sale, Marion Antiques Auction, Marion, Massachusetts, June 11, 2017, lot 33, from above
By Jenny Lyubomudrova
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William Bradford is known as one of the preeminent maritime painters of the nineteenth century. He began his career painting whaleships in the port of New Bedford, quickly garnering a reputation for his talent in depicting naval architecture with incredible accuracy. His journeys to northern locations such as Grand Manan and the Bay of Fundy, followed by his numerous expeditions to the Arctic, established him as the “Painter of the Polar World” and brought him international acclaim.
Bradford was born on April 30, 1823 in Fairhaven, Massachusetts. A descendent of