02-24-2002 02-24-2002
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Bolton MA
2128
February 24, 2002 10:00AMCalender
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Attributed to Raffael Corsini (Turkish, ac. Symrna, 1830-1880) Florence of Boston Wm. G Blackler Commander, Smyrna 1833.

$11,163$9,500
Auction: Sale #2128 - 2128 Location: Bolton Date / Time: February 24, 2002 10:00AM

Description:

Attributed to Raffael Corsini (Turkish, ac. Symrna, 1830-1880)

Florence of Boston Wm. G Blackler Commander, Smyrna 1833. Unsigned, titled below, shown off Smyrna flying an American flag and blue and white house flag "F." Mixed media including watercolor, gouache and graphite on paper, 17 x 22 in., in a molded gilt frame. Condition: Hinged to mat, minor loss to upper left corner, a few scattered foxmarks, light toning.

N.B. A plaque affixed to the frame reads "Built in Medford 1831 by Sprague and James as Supercargo Benjamin Shreve of Salem departs June 1833 Boston to Batavia & returns April 1834."
Estimate $8,000-12,000

Keywords

Smyrna, Blackler, Commander , white house, Mixed media, Benjamin Shreve, Batavia