Thomas Doughty was born in Philadelphia, he was the first American artist to work
exclusively as a successful landscapist; he is credited along with Thomas Cole and
Asher B. Durand as founders of the Hudson River School of landscape painting
He was known for his quiet, often atmospheric landscapes of the rivers and mountains
of Pennsylvania, New York and especially the Hudson River Valley, and New England.
The picture remains in a high degree of originality with one small repair in lower section
and very minor scattered retouch. (Frame: 29.5" x 25.5" view: 23.5" x 19.5")
A colorful vista looking toward the islands of casco bay; two pair of women stroll a shore
path. Wonderful palate. Codman arrived in Portland, Maine in 1822, he and other artists
produced many images of Diamond Cove which became a visual icon and favorite
tourist location. See, Charles Codman – The Landscape of Art and Sculpture in 19th
Century Maine. Published by the Portland Museum of Art, 2002; Diamond Cove and
Codman’s attraction the location is discussed. Similar views are published on page 71
and 72, Diamond Cove in Hog Island, Casco Bay, 1842; also, Diamond Cove, circa
1835-1842. According to an inscription on the verso, “taken off stretcher and mounted
on board, cleaned, and varnished / April 1984”. Written on back of canvas: “Diamond
Cove”. (Frame: 16.5" x 12.75"; view: 12.25" x 8.75")
Displaying a logger, landowner and child with sled; a team of oxen…mountainous view.
The artist was not well known nor prolific. Her works speak to her enjoyment of the
nature that surrounded her; her works were done for enjoyment.
After the death of her mother in 1859, she lived with her aunt in Wakefield,
Massachusetts. Prentiss studied drawing and watercolor under Stephen Salisbury
Tuckerman at the School of Design in Boston. During the Civil War, in 1861, Miss
Prentiss volunteered as a nurse serving at the hospitals of Maryland where she
contracted malaria…. Never fully recovering, (eventually leading to her early death).
After her war service she returned to Paris, Maine to paint; in 1874 she traveled to
Munich and the Bavarian and Italian Alps…again returning home in late 1875, her
health having worsened, she was welcomed at her brothers home, "Elm Bank," in
Bangor, Maine. She died there October 21, 1877.
The picture is in very good condition with scattered minor fill;
two tiny punctures are restored.
(Frame: 21" x 17.5"; view: 17.25" x 13.75")
A house portrait, "The Residence of Mrs. Hoover, Benevola, Maryland", a blue Federal home having a white picket fence and outbuildings with family and carriage in the foreground, signed indistinctly on the lower right.
(Dimensions: 21.25 by 27.5" frame, 12.25 by 18.5" sight-size.)
According to an old Kennedy Galleries (NYC) label, the paintings are by Charles
Frederic Dunn; stated is that they are signed on the back. We do not find a signature
surmising that an original frame or backboard was signed.
As stated, Charles Frederik Dunn (1810-1882) was indeed born in Litchfield, he had a
son by the same name born in 1851, he died in 1908.
One of the folky rural scenes is mounted within a period frame,
the other within a modern frame.
(Frame: 17.25" x 25.25"; view: 21" x 13"; Frame: 24" x 17.75"; view: 19.5" x 13.25")
Washington’s residence, his new  tomb in foreground, grazing sheep and gardens overlooking the Potomac. The work is housed within a period gilt frame.
25"x18" framed, 20.25x13.75-site)
A very colorful and bright riparian scene within split-column frame of curly maple and
birch; turned columns joining corner blocks having brass bosses.
(As depicted, light scratch; Frame: 16.25" x 12.25"; view: 13.25" x 9.25")
Samuel W. Griggs (1827-1898) was known as a painter of the White Mountains of New Hampshire; the Boston City Directory listed him as an Architect from 1848 to 1852…as an artist from 1854 to his death in 1898. The competency of his work strongly suggests that he had professional training, he likely studied under Albert Bierstadt before Bierstadt was well known. Griggs' earliest listed painting, a White Mountain scene, is a work dated1858. Albert Bierstadt coordinated a New Bedford, Massachusetts exhibition in 1858 where Griggs exhibited three works including a White Mountain view. He also exhibited at the Boston Athenaeum from 1855 to 1863, as well as the Boston Art Club at various times. Samuel Griggs died in Boston in the year 1898. The stretcher displays a label for Chas. J. Edmands, Dealer in Artist materials, No. 12 Broomfield Street, Boston, Mass. (Frame: 35.25" x 27"; view: 25.5 x 17.5")
Stenciled cathedral, stag and cottage within stenciled hillocks; clouds and freehand trees - the foliage created by spreading ink with a small mouth-pipe; bark and hillocks in foreground done by hand. The work remaining in very good condition with even toning, having minor foxing, is mounted within a black painted frame; not examined out of frame. (Frame: 13.75 by 11.25"; view: 8.5 by 11")
As depicted, old woman with burden of firewood, homestead; village and mountains in background. The work is mounted within original gilt frame and remains on original stretcher, all else fine.
Dimensions: 22.5 by 19.5-inch frame, 18.5 by 15.5-inch sight-size.
A German-born painter active in New Jersey after 1849, executed this tranquil oil on canvas, depicting a (hunter?) man, a boy, and a dog overlooking the view of Morristown.
Excellent original condition, Ex Kennedy galleries.
25.5 by 35"
An idyllic folksy farm scene with flowering trees, cows at feeding trough; stone fence with split-rail gate, and farmer walking to post-and-beam barn. The work is stretched tightly on early stretcher and is mounted within red painted frame. Dimensions: 16.25 by 21" frame, 12.5 by 17.25" sight-size.
Oil on canvas, (35 by 50-inches.)
Depicted is a scene of the West Yard of the prison; painting is inscribed "Avery & Dwight Artists" and bears the title and names of prison officials within ribbon along the bottom. The prison, located at Lyndes' Point popularly called Charlestown prison was designed by Charles Bullfinch and was built in 1805. This maximum-security facility served New England for 150-years until being mostly demolished in 1955. Housed within the walls were criminals, many of them very famous; paupers and debtors, and the insane. The picture depicts prisoners in neat formation with officials keeping watch. The work has been cleaned and relined; moderate in-paint.
Oil on canvas, fine condition
View area: 36 by 24".
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