06-09-2002 06-09-2002
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2145 Boston
June 9, 2002 10:00 AMCalender
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Attributed to Thomas Willis (American, 19th Century) Portrait of the Schooner Carlotta.

$940$800
Auction: Sale #2145 - 2145 Location: Boston Date / Time: June 09, 2002 10:00AM

Description:

Attributed to Thomas Willis (American, 19th Century)

Portrait of the Schooner Carlotta. Unsigned. Mixed media including oil, silk, and velvet three-dimensional portrait on canvas, sight size 17 1/8 x 23 1/8 in., framed. Condition: Craquelure, few small scattered losses.

N.B. An engraved brass plaque affixed to the frame reads "Built 1885, Designer A.C. Smith, Builder J.J. Driscoll Greenpoint, New York, Owner Henry Belknap."

The artist Thomas Willis, b. 1850 in Connecticut, worked for a silk embroidery threadmaker in 1870. He used silk or satin in the sails and velvet in the hulls of his marine paintings.
Estimate $1,500-2,500

Keywords

Thomas Willis, Mixed media, oil, A.C. Smith, Henry Belknap, Connecticut