This ship portrait shows the ship B. Aymar, built in Searsport in 1840. She was the first full-rigged ship built in the John Carver yard. There is both a bow and a stern view of the vessel, something common in early ship portraits.
She was commanded by Captain Joshua Slocum in 1873; he sailed her until she was sold in Manila in 1876.
Teupken was an Amsterdam based artist; the Aymar sailed out of New York and must have visited Amsterdam early in her career.