11-06-2005 11-06-2005
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2297 Boston
November 6, 2005 11:00 AMCalender
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Attributed to Jonathan Orne Johnson "J.O.J." Frost (American, 1852 - 1928) Street Scene, Marblehead, Massachusetts.

$58,750$50,000
Auction: American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2297 Location: Boston Date / Time: November 06, 2005 11:00AM

Description:

Attributed to Jonathan Orne Johnson "J.O.J." Frost (American, 1852 - 1928)

Street Scene, Marblehead, Massachusetts. Unsigned. Oil on paperboard, depicting a scene with several buildings and figures going about their daily business in 19th-century Marblehead, Massachusetts, 20 x 32 in., in a contemporary molded wood frame. Condition: Very good.

Note: J.O.J. Frost was an untrained artist and native of the seaside town of Marblehead, Massachusetts. He ran a seafood restaurant for most of his life, but after his wife's death in 1919, he began to sculpt and paint scenes of Marblehead life to educate the citizens of Marblehead of their town's history.
Estimate $50,000-75,000

Keywords

Marblehead, Jonathan Orne Johnson, Massachusetts, Street Scene, untrained artist , paint scenes