Ange-Joseph Antoine Roux (French, 1765-1835)
Brig Leander. Signed and dated "Ant. Roux a Marseilles 1826" l.r., titled below (partially obliterated), ship shown flying an American flag, shown entering the port of Marseilles. Mixed media including watercolor, gouache, and pen and ink on paper, sight 17 1/4 x 23 in., framed. Condition: Scattered abrasions and foxmarks, fading, overall toning, not examined out of frame.
N.B. The brig Leander belonged to Joseph Peabody, cousin of the philanthropist George Peabody. Joseph Peabody was among the wealthiest ship owners in Salem from the embargo to 1845. The Leander was 223 tons and was built in Salem in 1821. The ship completed twenty-six voyages to Europe, Africa, Asia Minor, and the Far East. It was in service for twenty-three years. See lot 225 for a depiction of the same ship by Petersen. The Peabody Essex Museum owns a portrait of the ship by the artist Edmund Camillati of Smyrna.