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Albert Pinkham Ryder
Flying Dutchman
completed by 1887
oil
14 1/4 x 17 1/4 in.
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of John Gellatly



Who hath seen the Phantom Ship, Her lordly rise and lowly dip, Careering o'er the lonesome main No port shall know her keel again. . . . Ah, woe is in the awful sight, The sailor finds there eternal night, 'Neath the waters he shall ever sleep, And Ocean will the secret keep. Albert Pinkham Ryder, 1897