Artwork Information

  • Title:

    Shipwreck Off Atlantic City

  • Artist:

    Hamilton, James

  • Artist Bio:

    American, 1819–1878

  • Date:

    about 1830–75

  • Medium:

    Oil on canvas

  • Dimensions:

    18 7/8 x 31 3/4 inches

  • Credit Line:

    Wichita Art Museum, Museum purchase, Director's Discretionary Fund

  • Object Number:


  • Display:

    Not Currently on Display

About the Artwork

Hamilton was trained as an illustrator and it is for his work in this line – specifically his drawings of the far north for Elisha Kent Kanes’ book Arctic Explorations – that he is best known. Hamilton lived and taught painting in Philadelphia; he painted many views of the New Jersey coast as well as fanciful marine images.