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Francis H. Schell (American, 1834-1909) Portrait of the 1893 America's Cup Contenders Vigilant

Auction:
2230
Lot:
365
Sold for:
$1,998$1,700

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Auction:
Sale #2230 - 2230
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
February 22, 2004 11:00AM

Description:

Francis H. Schell (American, 1834-1909)

Portrait of the 1893 America's Cup Contenders Vigilant and Valkyrie. Signed "Frank H. Schell" l.l., vessels identified in title below. Watercolor on paper, sight size 14 3/8 x 23 1/2 in., matted and framed. Condition: Repaired tear.

Note: Francis Schell was a newspaper illustrator and lithographer who became a noted illustrator of the Civil War for Frank Leslie's Illustrated News with over 200 pictures published. After the war he became head of Leslie's art department.
Estimate $800-1,200

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