Franklin Dullin Briscoe (1844-1903)
Condition Report: Painting has been relined. Both painting and ornate frame are in good condition.
Franklin Dullin Briscoe Biography from the Archives of askART
Franklin Dullin Briscoe, known for his marine, history, and portrait paintings, Franklin Briscoe was born in Baltimore, Maryland and at age four moved with his family to Philadelphia where he later became a student of Edward Moran and where eventually he settled his studio.
Briscoe made extended ocean voyages, including trips to Europe where he saw much painting in galleries, and from these adventures and observations developed his landmark paintings of the ocean and ships in all kinds of weather conditions.
In 1885, he painted an historical mural that was in ten panels, a total of 230 feet long, and 13 feet tall–“The Battle of Gettysburg.” A depiction of the sequences of the battle, it was exhibited throughout the country, and is now housed in the archives of the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana.
Michael Zellman, 300 Years of American Art
Peter Hastings Falk (editor), Who Was Who in American Art
additional information courtesy of Randy Ray, Executive Director, Northern Indiana Center for History