Item 42791 - Painting of Great Fire, Portland, 1866

Item 42791 - Painting of Great Fire, Portland, 1866
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Item 42791
Painting of Great Fire, Portland, 1866
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George Frederick Morse, a Portland artist and arts supporter, portrayed the Great Fire of Portland as viewed from Commercial Street near the Head of Richardson's Wharf.

Morse (1824-1926) did four paintings of the Great Fire.

He was a draftsman and later superintendent of the Portland Company.

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