The Canadian Ship "Monrovia" by William Howard Yorke. Signed lower right "W. H. Yorke/Liverpool." Oil on canvas, 23" x 35-1/2", in a reproduction marine frame,
The "Monrovia" was built at St. John's, New Brunswich, in 1878.
See p. 235, Dictionary of Sea Painters by E. H. Archibald. William Howard Yorke (1847-1921), son of William Gay Yorke (1817-1882), famous English ship painter. Born St. John's, New Brunswick, Yorke appears to have been his father's pupil and was active as a ship portraitist in Liverpool from around 1865. Represented at The Maritime Museum, Greenwich, England; Mystic Seaport; Peabody Museum; and The Maritime Museum, San Francisco.