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Painting, Lake, Sail & Rowboats, Mountains, New York, Signed: Ralph Redpath
Date/Period: 1867 - SOLD


Painting, Lake, Sail & Rowboats, Mountains, New York, Signed: Ralph Redpath, entire view 1

Measurement: Frame: 13.25" x 11.5"; view: 11" x 9.25"

Material: Oil on poplar panel

Condition: Excellent original condition including faux grain painted frame, never
cleaned

Additional Information: Folk-art painting signed and dated (1867) by the mid-19th
century New York artist Ralph Redpath who worked in the Mohawk and Hudson River
valleys. A work identified as Redpath is in the collection of the National Gallery of Art,
Washington, a Gift of Edgar William, and Bernice Chrysler Garbish in 1955.

SOLD

1420-1




Painting, Lake, Sail & Rowboats, Mountains, New York, Signed: Ralph Redpath
Date/Period: Circa 1867 - SOLD


Painting, Lake, Sail & Rowboats, Mountains, New York, Signed: Ralph Redpath, entire view 1

Measurement: Frame: 13.25" x 11.5"; view: 11" x 9.25"

Material: Oil on poplar panel

Condition: Excellent original condition including faux grain painted frame, never
cleaned

Additional Information: Folk-art painting signed and dated (1867) by the mid-19th
century New York artist Ralph Redpath who worked in the Mohawk and Hudson River
valleys. A work identified as Redpath is in the collection of the National Gallery of Art,
Washington, a Gift of Edgar William, and Bernice Chrysler Garbish in 1955.

SOLD

1420-2




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


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”)

SOLD

593-80




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




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




Ceramic Bust of a Mariner, American, Probably New England, Circa 1875
Unknown maker - SOLD


Ceramic Bust of a Mariner, American, Probably New England, Circa 1875 Unknown maker

Original cobalt, iron and manganese colorants resulting in a primarily black glaze; the uniform and glazes suggest an 1875 or earlier dating. A complete analysis of the material and glazes has been performed by Winterthur and is included. (13-page report)
Condition: Please refer to the Scientific Research and Analysis Laboratory Analytical Report from Winterthur dated October 24, 2004. No repairs of restoration, various losses to the earthenware material especially around the bottom rim and to the left side of the coat; various glaze loses and age cracks. Holes at the stem of each arm and in the back are original and consistent to the firing process of such a large and dense piece. (Height: 17.5” , width11” )

SOLD

195-42




Niho Palaoa Pendant, Hawaiian, Old Patina
Date/Period: 1800-1830 - SOLD


Niho Palaoa Pendant, Hawaiian, Old Patina, entire view 1

Measurement: 4.75”

Material: Ivory, walrus tusk

Condition: Fine, good color

Additional Information: Hook-shaped carved ivory walrus  pendant worn by high
ranking men or women as an emblem of status. This Niho Palaoa was colored by the maker by placing it over sugar cane stalks on an open fire which was common. Walruses are not native to Hawai'i, of course…however their tusks were imported in great quantities by visiting Europeans to trade with Hawaiians from the time of Captain Cook in 1778 through the early 1800's

SOLD

1245-22




Antique, German UB122 Submarine Model, Harwich 1918
Memorializing the Surrender of German Submarines at Harwich Harbor
Likely Sailor Made [trench art], Aluminum, Brass & Copper - SOLD


Antique, German UB122 Submarine Model, Harwich 1918
Memorializing the Surrender of German Submarines at Harwich Harbor
Likely Sailor Made [trench art], Aluminum, Brass & Copper, entire view

Competently crafted interpretation including the display stand crafted of a 19th century
British candlestick base, a clever threaded cap with tapered pivot pin that the sub sits on.
On 18 November, instruction as to how the surrender of U-Boats would take place
was issued. The German submarines were to gather off the coast of Harwich. The
flotillas were to be accompanied by transports, so that the crews could be ferried back
to Germany after their war craft had been handed over. The submarines would then be
led to Harwich by a force of British destroyers and cruisers.
Recently a vicious storm exposed UB122.
(Sub is 4.5” long; 1.5” high by 1” in depth; height on stand: approximately 4.75”)

SOLD

604-57




Clark Voorhees, Orca Whale Plaque,
Carved and Painted
Clark G. Voorhees (1911-1980), Probably 1950’s
Old Lyme, Connecticut and Weston, Vermont
An outstanding silhouette typical of Clark
Voorhees distinguished tradition - SOLD


Clark Voorhees, Orca Whale Plaque, Carved and Painted
Clark G. Voorhees (1911-1980), Probably 1950’s
Old Lyme, Connecticut and Weston, Vermont
An outstanding silhouette typical of Clark Voorhees distinguished tradition, entire view

The artist’s mark and C. Voorhees stamped on the reverse.
(Original untouched surface; length: 18”)

SOLD

1335-3




Painting, Dutch Ships at Sea, Oil on Panel, 18th Century
Anonymous - SOLD


Painting, Dutch Ships at Sea, Oil on Panel, 18th Century
Anonymous, entire view

(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


Marine Painting, Clipper Ship Portrait, Full Sail, American Flag, unsigned
Verso 'Built by Donald McKay' with additional information
Circa last half 19th Century, entire view

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
Adirondack
Circa 1900 - SOLD


Trout Painting on Birch Bark, Original Frame
Adirondack
Circa 1900, entire view

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


Fishermen Preparing to Launch Skiff, Perhaps Cornish Coast
Signed lower right: Burgess
Large Oil on Canvas
Circa 1880, entire view

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
Connecticut
Simka Simkhovitch (1893 to 1949)
Oil on canvas - SOLD


Simka Simkhovitch, Indian Point, Grass Island, Old Greenwich
Connecticut
Simka Simkhovitch (1893 to 1949)
Oil on canvas, entire view

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
Watercolor
19th Century - SOLD


Ships Portrait, Maritime Folk Art
Watercolor
19th Century, entire view

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


SARDINE NETS DRYING
Edith Briscoe Stevens
Oil on Artist's Board
Circa 1925, entire view

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


Fabric and Oil Painting on Canvas, Schooner 'Cassandra'
Thomas Willis (1850 to 1912), entire view

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


Ship Painting, French Ship Captured by American Navy
Oil on Canvas
Early 19th Century, entire view

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


Marine Painting, The Brig Lima of Portland,
Entering the Port of Cette, 1849,
Captain John Higgins, Commander, entire view

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


Painting, Michele Funno, American Hermaphrodite Brig Alfarata, Bay of Naples
Attributed to Michele Funno (1830 to 1880)
Italian, Circa 1860, entire view

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





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