American School, 19th Century Portrait of the Schooner CHARLIE A. SPROUL with Distant Lighthouses.
- American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2509
- Date / Time :
- August 15, 2010 10:00AM
American School, 19th Century
Portrait of the Schooner CHARLIE A. SPROUL with Distant Lighthouses. Signed "C.L. Bowman" l.l. Oil on canvas, 23 x 36 in., in a period gilt-gesso frame; accompanied by an 1893 bill of sale of the vessel, and an iron brand marked "C.A. SPROUL." Condition: Very good.
Provenance: The consignor is a descendant of C.A. Sproul.
Note: According to the bill of sale accompanying the painting, the Charlie A. Sproul was built in Bristol, Maine, in 1878.
The twin lighthouses portrayed are right off the coast of Rockport, Massachusetts. They were built in 1861 on Thatcher Island to guide ships in Cape Ann around to Gloucester Harbor.
This painting is in very good condition. No indication under blacklight of retouch or repairs.