The Steamboat Swallow

The Steamboat Swallow

Original watercolor by Peter Ferber


37 x 17 1/2 inches, 43 x 23 1/2 inches framed size

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“For me the “Swallow” was the most beautiful boat of its type on the Lake.  I remember it gliding by our place all lit up in the evening; then remember later when it sat tied up at the Navy Yard for years.  The lines on it are so graceful.  I feel like there was no holding back from making it as perfect as possible. This simple medium is a striking way to focus on these lines. After doing the drawing of the old Mount Washington–and making prints of it–at my last show, I thought I’d follow up with this favorite of mine. It was a real treat to spend time figuring out the details from old photographs and see it take form on the paper.  I only wish I could have had the actual boat for reference, but unfortunately a well-meaning attempt to restore her was never fulfilled.  Prints have also been made of this image.  Any suggestions for other iconic steamers I might include in this series?.” -Peter Ferber