02-24-2002 02-24-2002
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Bolton MA
2128
February 24, 2002 10:00AMCalender
118

Attributed to William Bradford (American, 1823-1892) The Whaleship Gay Head.

$94,000$80,000
Auction: Sale #2128 - 2128 Location: Bolton Date / Time: February 24, 2002 10:00AM

Description:

Attributed to William Bradford (American, 1823-1892)

The Whaleship Gay Head. Unsigned, ship identified on plaque affixed to frame. Oil on canvas, 19 x 29 3/4 in., in a period carved gilt gesso frame. Condition: Lined, scattered retouch, and craquelure.

N.B. The ship is shown entering New Bedford harbor. William Barstow of Mattapoisett built the vessel in 1852 for J.R. Wood and Co. of New Bedford. The ship's figurehead depicts a Native American warrior holding a spear.
Estimate $35,000-45,000

Keywords

William Bradford, New Bedford harbor, Whaleship Gay Head , shown entering New Bedford harbor, William Barstow, J.R. Wood and Co.