02-18-2007 02-18-2007
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2349 Boston
February 18, 2007 11:00 AMCalender
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Attributed to Jonathan Orne Johnson "J.O.J." Frost (American, 1852 - 1928) Clipper Ship and Grand Banks.

$1,763$1,500
Auction: American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2349 Location: Boston Date / Time: February 18, 2007 11:00AM

Description:

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

Clipper Ship and Grand Banks. Unsigned. Scene and artist identified on paper label affixed to the reverse. Oil on paperboard, 20 x 14 3/4 in., in a molded wood frame. Condition: Small paint losses l.r., scratch u.c.

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 $1,500-2,500

Keywords

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