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Newport Harbor Lamp

$72.95

Table lamp with a custom lamp shade featuring James Nicholson's Newport Harbor on the shade and pewter metal finish base. Lamp stands 20" tall and shade is 7" across.

Nicholson, a self-taught painter, immigrated to Newport from Scotland and worked as a master joiner on several summer cottages. This image of Newport Harbor beautifully illustrates a typical day in Newport's working waterfront of in the late 1800's, including the Eolus, a steamship which brought thousands of visitors to this city on the sea.