02-24-2002 02-24-2002
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Bolton MA
2128
February 24, 2002 10:00 AMCalender
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Lucius A. Briggs (American, 1852-1931) The American Ship Pocahontas and Whaling Scene.

$1,645$1,400
Auction: Sale #2128 - 2128 Location: Bolton Date / Time: February 24, 2002 10:00AM

Description:

Lucius A. Briggs (American, 1852-1931)

The American Ship Pocahontas and Whaling Scene. Signed "L.A. Briggs" l.l., ship identified on bow. Watercolor on paper, sight 16 x 22 in., in a molded gilt frame. Condition: Scattered stains and foxmarks, overall toning, not examined out of frame.

N.B. The Pocahontas was built in Wareham in 1821 for Elijah Swift, a member of a prominent whaling family of Falmouth and New Bedford. Over a period of more than thirty years, the ship made eleven trips to the Pacific as a whaler under various captains.
Estimate $800-1,000

Keywords

Lucius A. Briggs, Elijah Swift