The Sailor’s Wife


“The Sailor’s Wife.”  New York: J. Baillie, 1847.  11 1/4 x 8 1/4.  Lithograph.  Original hand color.  Light knot hole burn in right margin.  Else, very good condition.


American popular print makers of the mid-nineteenth century issued small folio prints, intended for framing and hanging in the home, on any subject imaginable.  This print would have been sold to a sailor’s family, honoring the wife who stayed at home.