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19th Century Watercolor,
Low Tide Wharf Scene, Ship & Buildings
Signed: Nahum Ward (1785-1860)
Watercolor on paper


19th Century Watercolor, Low Tide Wharf Scene, Ship & Buildings
Signed: Nahum Ward (1785-1860)
Watercolor on paper, entire view

Waterfront environs displaying a moored ship having “Nahum Ward” painted on stern
board. There is a man aboard the vessel, man, and horse within small warehouse;
wharf surrounded by early buildings. Ward was a member of the famous Shrewsbury,
Massachusetts Rev-War patriot family. Very good condition, tiny piece of glass missing
at lower left. The work is mounted within a molded walnut frame with gilt liner.
Frame: 21" x 17"; view: 12.25" x 9.5"


19th Century Watercolor, Low Tide Wharf Scene, Ship & Buildings
Signed: Nahum Ward (1785-1860)
Watercolor on paper, entire view sans frame

19th Century Watercolor, Low Tide Wharf Scene, Ship & Buildings
Signed: Nahum Ward (1785-1860)
Watercolor on paper, back view

$1,975.00

335-140




Antique Ship Portrait, Fully Rigged Carnation Castle
Purportedly Painted by Ship’s Carpenter, circa 1870s
By Decent in the Original Owner’s Family
[Dwight Whiting]
Mr. Whiting booked passage from Cape Town,
South Africa to New York
Oil on canvas, original stretcher, and frame


Antique Ship Portrait, Fully Rigged Carnation Castle
Purportedly Painted by Ship’s Carpenter, circa 1870s
By Decent in the Original Owner’s Family [Dwight Whiting]
Mr. Whiting booked passage from Cape Town, South Africa to New York
Oil on canvas, original stretcher, and frame, entire view

The ship is distinguishable by the unusual sail projecting below the bowsprit secured to
the bobstay…known as the “Jimmy Greensail” according to a legend attached to the
verso. Affixed to paper sealing the back is the label of J.F. Cabot & Brother, Gilders and
Picture Framers, 89 Sudbury Street, Boston, Massachusetts. According to a Historic
New England database they were in business 1878 to 1888.

Dwight Whiting was our consignors’ great grandfather who moved to Southern
California from Boston in the late 1800’s. The consignor acquired the painting from his
sons, George Whiting. Other provenance, (and lore) all within the Whining family
available. (Frame: 32" x 23.5"; view: 20" x 28.5")


Antique Ship Portrait, Fully Rigged Carnation Castle
Purportedly Painted by Ship’s Carpenter, circa 1870s
By Decent in the Original Owner’s Family [Dwight Whiting]
Mr. Whiting booked passage from Cape Town, South Africa to New York
Oil on canvas, original stretcher, and frame, entire view sans frame

Antique Ship Portrait, Fully Rigged Carnation Castle
Purportedly Painted by Ship’s Carpenter, circa 1870s
By Decent in the Original Owner’s Family [Dwight Whiting]
Mr. Whiting booked passage from Cape Town, South Africa to New York
Oil on canvas, original stretcher, and frame, back view

Antique Ship Portrait, Fully Rigged Carnation Castle
Purportedly Painted by Ship’s Carpenter, circa 1870s
By Decent in the Original Owner’s Family [Dwight Whiting]
Mr. Whiting booked passage from Cape Town, South Africa to New York
Oil on canvas, original stretcher, and frame, back detail 1

Antique Ship Portrait, Fully Rigged Carnation Castle
Purportedly Painted by Ship’s Carpenter, circa 1870s
By Decent in the Original Owner’s Family [Dwight Whiting]
Mr. Whiting booked passage from Cape Town, South Africa to New York
Oil on canvas, original stretcher, and frame, back detail 2

$4,885.00

1335-6




Antique Watercolor, My Little Boat, Sailor at Helm, Ma Nacelle, Herman Melville Collection
Watercolor on watermarked paper by F. Johannot; Johannot Mill, Annonay, France


Antique Traveling Lantern, Sheet Iron, Mirrored Back, Folding Handle
Unknown Maker, 19th Century, entire view

Watercolor depicting sailor on little boat above the poem “MA Nacelle” [My Little Boat, 1815-1829] by
Pierre-Jean de Béranger. Watercolor and ink on this white paper; two large “eagle and napoleon”
watermarks in circles. The verso a continuum of the poem in script; front and back framed in glass.

This work by decent to Herman Melville’s granddaughter, Eleanor Melville Metcalf is accompanied by a
letter of statement signed by Adrienne Metcalf, third granddaughter of Herman Melville,
signed March 28, 2008.

Pierre-Jean de Béranger (19 August 1780 – 16 July 1857) was a prolific French poet and chansonnier
(songwriter), who enjoyed great popularity and influence in France during his lifetime, but faded into
obscurity in the decades following his death. He has been described as "the most popular French
songwriter of all time" and "the first superstar of French popular music". (Wikipedia)

Translation of poem available (Frame: 16.5" x 10.5"; view: 15" x 9")


Antique Traveling Lantern, Sheet Iron, Mirrored Back, Folding Handle
Unknown Maker, 19th Century, back view

Antique Traveling Lantern, Sheet Iron, Mirrored Back, Folding Handle
Unknown Maker, 19th Century, detail view 1

Antique Traveling Lantern, Sheet Iron, Mirrored Back, Folding Handle
Unknown Maker, 19th Century, detail view 2

Antique Traveling Lantern, Sheet Iron, Mirrored Back, Folding Handle
Unknown Maker, 19th Century, watermark detail

$6,985.00

1039-64




Painting, Frigate in Rough Waters
J. Leman
Oil on canvas, c. 1820 – 1840


Painting, Frigate in Rough Waters
J. Leman
Oil on canvas, c. 1820 – 1840

Well-executed maritime painting of a frigate attempting to embark. Sails are drawn with hands aboard, moving with the tide into what seems to be calmer waters. Inscription in modern hand on reverse of reinforcing board reads, [“Painted by J. Leman”/Who apprenticed with/ Penniman in Boston at the/ same time as Nathan Negus]. Possibly original period frame, has been restored and reinforced.
(View: 23” x 15.5”; Frame: 27” x 22”)

Painting, Frigate in Rough Waters
J. Leman
Oil on canvas, c. 1820 – 1840

Painting, Frigate in Rough Waters
J. Leman
Oil on canvas, c. 1820 – 1840 back_

$3,425

593-80




Maritime Painting, Dutch Merchantman & American Trading Vessel
Jupiter * Amsterdam
Getekend door [drawn by, Dutch] J. Jordan


Maritime Painting, Dutch Merchantman & American Trading Vessel
Jupiter * Amsterdam
Getekend door [drawn by, Dutch] J. Jordan, entire view

Not a typical Dutch name; artist may have changed his name from Jordaan for marketing reasons.

The Amsterdam fly’s her national flag; mast flags represent the shipping/mercantile
company…the ship’s name and homeport of Amsterdam are painted in gold gilt with
black silhouette and proudly positioned. The Dutch ship displays a false line of painted
gun ports, [two live with cannon] a small American trading vessel is off the Jupiter’s port
side [flying American flag]. A jolly boat tender is tied to the Amsterdam, one sailor is
climbing abord while four remain afloat. A sailor is climbing rigging, another is waving to
the captain of a small sailing vessel of her stern; men are seen on the bow and
bowsprit. Within the composition are multiple national ships and pilots; also, a second
jolly boat tender powered by four sailors. Fine attention to rigging detail suggesting that
perhaps the artist swallowed the anchor, creating port and arbor pictures to be sold to
visiting sailors. The work is archivally mounted within a period and appropriate frame;
minor imperfections including scattered foxing and minor tears at borders, now repaired.

(Frame: 22.75" x 29.25"; view: 19" x 25.25")


Maritime Painting, Dutch Merchantman & American Trading Vessel
Jupiter * Amsterdam
Getekend door [drawn by, Dutch] J. Jordan, detail view

Maritime Painting, Dutch Merchantman & American Trading Vessel
Jupiter * Amsterdam
Getekend door [drawn by, Dutch] J. Jordan, artist detail

Maritime Painting, Dutch Merchantman & American Trading Vessel
Jupiter * Amsterdam
Getekend door [drawn by, Dutch] J. Jordan, back view

$2,375.00

659-209




Marine Painting, Clipper Ship, Young America, Oil on Sheet iron
Young America, Built by William Webb, 1853, East River, NYC
Signed C.M. Vaccarra [sic] unknown, Circa 1890ish - SOLD


Marine Painting, Clipper Ship, Young America, Oil on Sheet iron
Young America, Built by William Webb, 1853, East River, NYC
Signed C.M. Vaccarra [sic] unknown, Circa 1890ish, entire view

Launched at the height of clipper ship boom, known for her speed, sailed the California trade with voyages to the Far East and Australia. She displays her house and American flags and is depicted with a pilot boat at her stern.
(Strong color, unrestored; mounted within carved walnut frame with gilt liner that appears to be original; frame: 29.5 by 20.5", sight-size: 23.5 by 14.5")

SOLD

167-21


Marine Painting, Clipper Ship, Young America, Oil on Sheet iron
Young America, Built by William Webb, 1853, East River, NYC
Signed C.M. Vaccarra [sic] unknown, Circa 1890ish, scale view
Marine Painting, Clipper Ship, Young America, Oil on Sheet iron
Young America, Built by William Webb, 1853, East River, NYC
Signed C.M. Vaccarra [sic] unknown, Circa 1890ish, flag detail
Marine Painting, Clipper Ship, Young America, Oil on Sheet iron
Young America, Built by William Webb, 1853, East River, NYC
Signed C.M. Vaccarra [sic] unknown, Circa 1890ish, signature detail



Marine Painting, The Iceberg, Alfred Carter Needham (1872 to 1952)
Manchester, Massachusetts, Signed 1921


Antique Maritime Painting with Iceberg by Alfred Needham, Signed 1921, close up view

Signed and dated "A.C. NEEDHAM '21" lower left, Vose Galleries label on reverse
Oil on canvas, 16.25 by 20”

$1,050

167-40


Antique Maritime Painting with Iceberg by Alfred Needham, Signed 1921, with ruler for scale
Antique Maritime Painting with Iceberg by Alfred Needham, Signed 1921, signature detail


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Painting, Provincial Marine Overmantle Scene, Skirmish between Dutch & English
Likely English School, Artist Unknown, 19th Century - SOLD


Antique Provincial Marine Overmantle Painting, Unknown Artist, 19th Century, entire view

(The painting is unlined and is likely on its original stretcher. Recently conserved; overall very good condition with only one small patch and minor in-paint. (51 by 29”)

107-264 - SOLD




Yacht Race, America's Cup Race, Valkyrie II and Vigilant
Anonymous, found on Nantucket Island
Circa 1893
Oil on Canvas - SOLD


Yacht Race, America's Cup Race, Valkyrie II and Vigilant
Anonymous, found on Nantucket Island
Circa 1893, entire view

A naive example depicting the historic America's Cup Race between the Vigilant and the Valkyrie II in 1893 which marked the accession of America's dominance of the series resultant of the innovative revolutionary designs of Nat Herreshoff of Bristol Rhode Island. (H: 34.25; W: 54.5)

402-25 - SOLD




Robert Charles Gruppe, (Born 1944) Oil Painting, New England Shore, Signed - SOLD


Antique Oil Painting of New England Shore by Robert Charles Gruppe, Signed, close up view

Impressionist painter, son of Legendary Emile Gruppe, Grandson of Charles Paul Gruppe; Gruppe’s plen-air paintings capture the soul, light, and movement of his Gloucester. (Fine original condition; 32 by 27”)

659-91 - SOLD




Emile Albert Gruppe (1896 to 1978), Marine Painting, Gloucester Harbor / Summertime 1948
Signed lower right "Emile A. Gruppe”
Oil on Canvas - SOLD


Antique Marine Painting of Gloucester Harbor, Signed Emile Gruppe, close up view

(Frame: 24 by 20”, sight-size: 20 by 18”)

606-101 - SOLD




Vladimir Pavlosky (1884-1944)
Gloucester Waterfront
Oil on Canvas, fine original condition - SOLD


Vladimir Pavlosky (1884-1944)
Gloucester Waterfront, entire view

As depicted, signed by artist-Vladimir Pavlosky at lower right. "V. Pavlosky".
The artist is known for his marine subjects, especially Gloucester and Maine locations. The artist was a member of the Boston Watercolor Society and the Gloucester Art Association and exhibited widely including the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, the Gloucester and Rockport Art Associations, and the North Shore Art Association to mention only a few. (Frame: 38.5 by 33.75"; view: 29.5 by 24.75".)

414-19 - SOLD




Ship Painting
Flying American Flag
Circa 1840-1860
Oil on canvas...from Sears estate, Brewster, Massachusetts - SOLD


Ship Painting
Flying American Flag
Circa 1840-1860, entire view

This picture was sold from the Sears family home located in Brewster, Massachusetts in 2006. The painting was purportedly owned by shipmaster Captain Constant Sears. (1802-1887) Painted on the stern is "Boston". The painting remains on original stretcher, is unlined and mounted on modern frame. Other information available. (Frame: 21.25 by 27.25"; view: 17.5 by 23.5".)

738-30 - SOLD




Marine Painting
Oil on Canvas
Sten Bille (1890-1953) - SOLD


Marine Painting
Oil on Canvas
Sten Bille (1890-1953), entire view

View of ships under sail with freighter in background, signed "Sten Bille" in lower right corner. Sten Bille Danish marine artist. (31" by 42.75" framed, view area 25" by 36.75".)

294-4 - SOLD



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