What Do You Think? "The Narrows and Fort LaFayette, Ships Coming Into Port" by Samuel Colman

What Do You Think? "The Narrows and Fort LaFayette, Ships Coming Into Port" by Samuel Colman

The book-club experience comes to art with this ongoing series, in which visitors are invited to study one work on view and then share their opinions over lunch in the PMA Café.

This time, the painting is The Narrows and Fort LaFayette, Ships Coming Into Port by Samuel Colman. This work in The Coast & the Sea: Marine and Maritime Art in America highlights a Civil War fort that was used to hold Confederate prisoners. What does this serene image of a wartime prison, painted just two years after the conflict ended, say to you?

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