Antique Hudson River Valley School Painting, The Kosciusko Monument at West Point
Attributed to Edmund C. Coates (1816-1871)
The painting, A View of West Point and the Kosciusko Monument, mounted within a gilt frame,
shows the gated Kosciusko Monument at the upper left, with the secondary focus being the
Hudson River dotted with sailboats and a steamer, and a tertiary focus…two women strolling in
the foreground as sheep graze to their right. Kosciuszko's Monument honors Polish General
Tadeusz Kosciuszko at the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York.
Kosciuszko designed the defenses of the West Point garrison (1778–1780) during the height of
the Revolutionary War, when George Washington considered West Point to be the most
important military post in America. The pedestal and shaft of the monument was first proposed
in 1825 by John Latrobe and was dedicated in 1828.
The painting was exhibited at the U.S. Department of State, Art in Embassies Program.
(Minor retouch lined and remounted on newer stretcher. Frame: 32" x 24.25" view: 27.25" x 19.5")
Watercolor, Civil War Union Artillery Soldier at Cannon, Overlooking Fort
Signed C. Joeckel 1866
Watercolor, Ink, Gold Powder Paint
Uniformed light artillery soldier, with the soldier depicted, most likely Joeckel himself. The soldier's facial image is applied and painted from a photograph, and then merged by a skilled hand. Soldier is wearing a shako and posed at cannon beneath tree flying American flag atop grass covered bluff overlooking harbor. Fort flies American colors; and in the distance is seen a side-wheeler flying the American flag; a lighthouse and mountains complete this waterscape/landscape. The work which retains strong and bright pigment is mounted within a period gilt frame that measures 29.25 by 22.75"; view area: 24.25 by 17.75".
Charles Joeckel was a 34-year-old who enlisted in Boston, Massachusetts on 12/31/1864 into the U.S. Army Batty K, 3rd Light Artillery as a Private. He mustered out as a Sergeant on 12/31/1867, also in Boston. Joeckel enlisted near the end of the war and was a bit long-of-tooth at 34 years old. With Ft Warren being in Boston Harbor, and Ft Independence being in South Boston, one of these forts is likely be the subject of this watercolor. Fort has also been tentatively identified as West Point. Someone who has studied the fort architecture contemporary to the execution of the watercolor may be able to provide and absolute location. Joeckel is assigned to the Regular Army rather than a specific state, which would help explain why he did not muster out at the end of the war as did most soldiers, but instead remained for his full 3-year enlistment. His home is credited as Sandisfield, Massachusetts.
Painting, American Folk, Riverscape, Landscape, Train, Paddlewheel Boat
Anonymous, Circa 1890, Likely New York State
(Re-stretched, modern frame; frame: 22.5 by 18.5”, sight-size: 15 by 11.5”)
Ship Flying American Flag Painting on Linen, Anonymous, Circa 1870
Watercolor and ink
(Not examined out of frame; frame: 27 by 15.5”, sight-size: 22 by 10.5”)
Impressionist Painting, Victorian Beach Stroll, Rocky Seacoast, Gathering Shells
Oil on Canvas, James Verdugo (1932 to 2010) Likely 1970’s
(25 by 33”)
Watercolor, View of Algiers in Barbary, American Ships in Harbor, Naval History
Anonymous, inscription in margin identifying United States, Java & Constitution
Superbly executed composition
(Free floated, expert paper repairs limited to mountain and sky; not terribly distracting; frame: 18.75 by 27", sight-size: 16.75 by 25")
Previous Offerings or Gone to New Homes
Painting, Dutch Ships at Sea, Oil on Panel, 18th Century
Anonymous - SOLD
(Restoration; frame: 41.5 by 30.25", sight-size: 35.75 by 24.5")
1008-23 - SOLD
Marine Painting, Clipper Ship Portrait, Full Sail, American Flag, unsigned
Verso "Built by Donald McKay" with additional information
Circa last half 19th Century - SOLD
Restoration to tear upper right, vertical line at mid canvas; re-stretched long ago
Dimensions: 15.5 by 21".
171-96 - SOLD
Trout Painting on Birch Bark, Original Frame
Circa 1900 - SOLD
Original condition, Frame: 15 by 28.25"; view: 9 by 22.25".
570-335 - SOLD
Fishermen Preparing to Launch Skiff, Perhaps Cornish Coast
Signed lower right: Burgess
Large Oil on Canvas
Circa 1880 - SOLD
It has been suggested that this picture compares to others of the Newlyn School.
Women in doorways watch as their men folk in foul-weather clothing prepare for another journey in the pursuit of mackerel (Newlyn's main industry).
(Frame: 66 by 38.75"; view: 58.75 by 35.5")
827-2 - SOLD
Simka Simkhovitch, Indian Point, Grass Island, Old Greenwich
Simka Simkhovitch (1893 to 1949)
Oil on canvas - SOLD
The artist was born in Petrograd, Russia and studied art at the Royal Academy in Petrograd. After painting and teaching for a short while within the Soviet Republic, Simkhovitch immigrated to the United States (1924) to settle in New York; later in Greenwich, Connecticut. Soon his work was included in major international exhibitions. Simkhovitch was a frequent exhibitor at many national group exhibitions including those at the Carnegie, the National Academy, and the Art Institute of Chicago. He also painted murals during the WPA and was commissioned to produce works at the federal Court Houses in Jackson, Mississippi and in Beaufort, NC. His paintings are in collections many museums including the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City.
(Excellent original condition; 21.25 by 25")
410-102 - SOLD
Ships Portrait, Maritime Folk Art
19th Century - SOLD
Two British merchantmen and a steamship flying an unusual assortment of flags are depicted entering and leaving American waters in this large watercolor. In a the foreground a side wheeler heads into port flying an American flag on the mainmast, a red swallow tail company pennant with "GW" in white, a Belgian national flag, and a British naval ensign on the stern. Just visible behind her is a pilot boat with a large "6" on its sails. In the background two merchantmen under full sail fly American flags at the stern as well as company pennants and the British Merchant Navy red ensign on their mainmasts. Seen on the steamship's deck are men wearing top hats and two ladies with parasols along with uniformed sailors on her decks. The painting is in a period 37 by 25" gilt frame. The view area is 17.75 by 29.5". The colors are quite strong though the painting has the usual toning. The edges have been professionally restored. A handwritten note on the backboard reads "L. Newman Paint[er]."
570-119 - SOLD
SARDINE NETS DRYING
Edith Briscoe Stevens
Oil on Artist's Board
Circa 1925 - SOLD
Oil on artist's board depicting several boats in harbor with fishing nets drying in breeze; brilliant colors laid on by palette knife; signed in lower left "E. B. STEVENS;" "DOUARNEZ, BRITTANY / JUNE 23, 1925 / SARDINE NETS DRYING / BY EDITH BRISCOE STEVENS / 6 REGENT ST HARTFORD / CONN. U.S.A." is printed in pencil on the reverse; the gilt art nouveau frame appears to be original to the painting; the frame shows some rubbing on the edges, the painting is in excellent condition. (15.75-inches by 13.75-inches framed, view area 11.5-inches by 8.5-inches.)
767-12 - SOLD
Fabric and Oil Painting on Canvas, Schooner 'Cassandra'
Thomas Willis (1850 to 1912)
Cassandra of Liverpool
D.S. Cromarty, Master - SOLD
An oil on canvas rendering with silk applied sails and embroidered details featuring sailors on deck, a tug vessel and lighthouses in the background. This excellent example of Willis' work remains in generally very good condition with only very minor thread loss, a tiny area of silk splitting at the tip of one sail. The work has been reframed, yet remains on original stretcher. (Frame: 36.75 x 25 inches; view: 31.25 x 19.5 inches)
274-117 - SOLD
Ship Painting, French Ship Captured by American Navy
Oil on Canvas
Early 19th Century - SOLD
As depicted, beautiful palette; Man of War flying American colors.
Dimensions: 14.25 by 12.25-inch frame, 10 by 8-inch sight-size.
570-120 - SOLD
Marine Painting, The Brig Lima of Portland,
Entering the Port of Cette, 1849,
Captain John Higgins, Commander - SOLD
Signed and dated lower right, Aristide Chapuroy, Cette 1849, French, Active 1838-1849
Watercolor on paper; 16.5 x 25” sight size; in a period, gilded frame.
The LIMA, 261 tons, was built in 1829-1830 by George and Ivory Lord, G & I Lord of Kennebunk Landing, Maine, and was later owned by Winslow & Little of Portland. The LIMA was involved in the coastal, Caribbean and transatlantic trade.
Reference: Chapurot painted a companion watercolor of the LIMA leaving the port of Cette, illustrated in Brewington, The Marine Paintings and Drawings in the Peabody Museum; page 31; no. 121.
274-203 - SOLD
Painting, Michele Funno, American Hermaphrodite Brig Alfarata, Bay of Naples
Attributed to Michele Funno (1830 to 1880)
Italian, Circa 1860
Gouache on paper, a beautiful painting displaying strong vibrant color - SOLD
An American vessel from Salem, Massachusetts in the Bay of Naples. A very finely executed ship portrait with particular attention to sail and rigging detail, and figures of the Captain and his Lady on the afterdeck. The work is contained in a pressed wood gilt frame having overall dimensions of 27 5/8 by 19.25”; 24 by 16” view area. This bright painting is in good condition overall with two very small holes repaired in the sky, some minor scuffing and foxing. Ex Vose Galleries.
274-202 - SOLD