American/Italian School, 19th Century JOSHUA LORING of BOSTON, U.M. LAMB MASTER ENTERING THE PORT of PALERMO. 1873.
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- American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2482
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- November 08, 2009 11:00AM
American/Italian School, 19th Century
JOSHUA LORING of BOSTON, U.M. LAMB MASTER ENTERING THE PORT of PALERMO. 1873. Unsigned. Watercolor and gouache on paper, 16 3/8 x 25 7/8 in., in a contemporary giltwood frame. Condition: Laid down onto a reinforcing sheet of paper, repaired tears, stains, toning.
Note: The vessel was named after a privateer and naval officer in the French and Indian War, and British loyalist, Joshua Loring (1716-1781). He resided in Roxbury, (Boston), Massachusetts, and died in 1781 in London.
The tears are fairly unobtrusive unless under very close inspection.
4 1/4 in. u.l. into background sky, 3/4 in. u.l. edge, 2 3/4 in. (vertical crease or tear) c. l. edge, 1 in. u.c. edge, 4 1/4 in. l.r. (lower border into water); There may also be a couple repaired losses (looking through the paper hrough strong light), but they are indistinct from the rest of the surface of the painting.