The Whaler Phoenix off Greenwich

Steven Dews

TitleThe Whaler Phoenix off Greenwich
ArtistSteven Dews
Paper Size (W x H)34 x 24 ins
Edition Size50
Price £480.00

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Phoenix, was an American wooden whaler which is a specialized ship, designed for whaling, the catching and/or processing of whales. The ship plied the Atlantic Ocean and Pacific Ocean from its base in Nantucket, Massachusetts, from 1821-1858. Greenwich is an affluent town in Fairfield County south of New London, Connecticut, United States. For several decades beginning in the early 19th century, New London was the world's third busiest whaling port after New Bedford, Massachusetts, and Nantucket. The wealth that whaling brought into the city furnished the capital to fund much of the city's present architecture.

It is possible that the Phoenix Islands in the South Pacific were named after this ship. The Islands were named after an active ship in the area in the 1820s. The crew of the Phoenix and her captain, Perry Winslow, were also the discoverers of Winslow Reef. The ship was lost on Elbow Island in the Sea of Okhotsk in October 1858.

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About the Artist

Steven Dews

Described by Sotheby’s of London as “the best, there’s nobody else to touch him”, Steven Dews is a man at the peak of his profession.

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