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William Coffin

 (1812 - 1898)
William Henry Coffin was active/lived in Massachusetts.  William Coffin is known for ship painter, marine.

Biography   William Coffin


William Henry Coffin was probably the son of William Coffin, Jr. who advertised art instruction in the Nantucker Inquirer  (1824-1828).   He lived on Nantucket Island until c. 1863 and maintained ties with the Island through later life.  No record has been found of his death. 

Dorothy Brewington in her Dictionary of Marine Artists says that he was active until 1898.  He was primarily a marine painter, though he may have painted other subjects as well.  The Smithsonian Institution Reaserch Information Service (SIRIS) presently lists 15 marine paintings by him. 

Two early works, View of the Brig Ceylon Wrecked on Nantucket (1839) and The USS    ...  Displaying 750 of 1396 characters.

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