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Thomas Chambers (New York/England, 1808-1869) Castles of the Mind

Auction:
2985B
Lot:
365
Estimate:
$8,000 - $12,000

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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2985B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
March 04, 2017 10:00AM

Description:

Thomas Chambers (New York/England, 1808-1869)

Castles of the Mind
Unsigned.
Oil on canvas, 18 x 24 in., in a molded walnut frame and gilt liner.
Condition: Lined, stable craquelure, minor retouch.

Literature: For a discussion of similar works, see Kathleen A. Foster, Thomas Chambers: American Marine and Landscape Painter, 1808-1869, pp. 74-76, fig. 3-37.

Note: Kathleen Foster writes about this series of Chambers's output, that "at least a dozen paintings...combine the exotic appeal of the East and the legendary beauty of the Rhine Valley into the most fantastic landscapes in Chambers' repertory."
Estimate $8,000-12,000


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