02-23-200302-23-2003
Skinner Auctions
Skinner AuctionsBoston MA
2144Boston
February 23, 2003 11:00 AMCalender
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Attributed to Thomas Chambers (London, New York, and Boston, 1808-1866) Threatening Sky, Bay of New York.

$18,800$16,000
Auction: Sale #2144 - 2144Location: BostonDate / Time: February 23, 2003 11:00AM

Description:

Attributed to Thomas Chambers (London, New York, and Boston, 1808-1866)

Threatening Sky, Bay of New York. mid-19th century. Unsigned. Oil on canvas, this view shows Castle Williams at the left and Staten Island in the distance at the right; the cylindrical castle, built 1808-11, was a three-story round tower, six hundred feet in circumference, on Governor's Island; there is also a brig at rest in the harbor, 18 x 24 in. (sight),in an original grain-painted frame. Condition: Unlined, original condition, with a 5-inch tear in the sky.

Note: Thomas Chambers, born in England, was in New York City by 1834, listed as a "landscape painter." Subsequently, he listed himself as a "marine painter." He always worked in a distinctive, semi-primitive style. In the seascapes, his waves are opaque and capped with white. Many of his paintings show New York harbor and the Hudson River.
Estimate $800-1,200

Keywords

Thomas Chambers, London, Bay of New York, Staten Island, landscape painter , New York City, United Kingdom, marine painter , Hudson River, New York harbor