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American School, 19th Century Portrait of the Schooner CHARLIE A. SPROUL with Distant Lighthouses.

Auction:
2509
Lot:
926
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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2509
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
August 15, 2010 10:00AM

Description:

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.

Estimate $3,000-5,000

This painting is in very good condition. No indication under blacklight of retouch or repairs.

Keywords

CHARLIE A. SPROUL, American School, Maine, Massachusetts, Rockport, Gloucester Harbor, Cape Ann, Thatcher Island, Lighthouse, Rockport, Massachusetts

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