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Cyanotype Photograph of a Scrimshander at Work

Auction:
2743T
Lot:
1307
Sold for:
$277$225

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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2743T
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
August 04, 2014 2:00PM

Description:

Cyanotype Photograph of a Scrimshander at Work, Massachusetts, c. 1890, reportedly showing a sailor seated wharfside at New Bedford, surrounded by whale teeth and a jawbone, image size 6 x 8 in., matted.

Literature: This image appears in J. Welles Henderson and Rodney P. Carlisle, Marine Art & Antiques: Jack Tar, A Sailor's Life 1750-1910, p. 118. A copy of the book is included in the lot.
Estimate $400-600


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

sailor, Massachusetts, Rodney P. Carlisle, Jack Tar

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