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Attributed to William Athearn Holmes (American, 19th Century) Portrait of the American Screw Steamer City of Birmingham.

Auction:
2258
Lot:
148
Sold for:
$2,468$2,100

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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2258
Location:
Bolton
Date / Time :
August 15, 2004 10:00AM

Description:

Attributed to William Athearn Holmes (American, 19th Century)

Portrait of the American Screw Steamer City of Birmingham. Unsigned, vessel identified on pennant and bow. Oil on canvas, showing the steamer in choppy coastal waters, 24 x 36in., framed. Condition: Paint loss in water area, minor small spots of retouch.

Note: The City of Birmingham was an iron single screw schooner with three decks and a saloon deck, constructed in 1888 at the Delaware River Co. in Chester, Pennsylvania. Its owner was the Ocean Steam Ship Co. of Savannah, Georgia and the port of registry was Savannah, as well.
Estimate $800-1,200

Keywords

William Athearn Holmes, Screw Steamer City, Delaware River Co., Chester, Pennsylvania, Savannah, Ocean Steam Ship Co., Steamboat, Watercraft

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