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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”)



American Folk Art Seascape Painting, Sailboat, Rocky Coast, Lighthouse, Sailors
Likely Maine, 19th Century
The vessel flying American flag passes a lighthouse perched on rocky coast

Antique Folk Art Seascape Painting of Sailboat and Lighthouse, Likely Maine, 19th Century, close up view

Oil on Canvas, Maine
(Original frame, canvas lightly cleaned, no restoration; Frame: 35 by 28”, sight-size: 30.75 by 23.5”)



Antique Folk Art Seascape Painting of Sailboat and Lighthouse, Likely Maine, 19th Century, entire view
Antique Folk Art Seascape Painting of Sailboat and Lighthouse, Likely Maine, 19th Century, with ruler for scale

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

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")



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”



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

Watercolor, Gunboat Maria, Soldiers in Uniform on Deck
Anonymous, Likely Early 19th Century

Antique Watercolor of the Gunboat Maria, Early 19th Century, close up view

(Water stain limited to extreme bottom margin, else fine; 13 by 11.25”, sight-size: 9.5 by 7.75”)



Antique Watercolor of the Gunboat Maria, Early 19th Century, with ruler for scale

Previous Offerings or Gone to New Homes

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

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

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

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

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

If you are interested in buying any of these items, please call (978) 597-8084 or email David Hillier at

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