American School, 19th Century The Sidewheeler Steamer JOHN W. RICHMOND with Distant Lighthouse.
- Sold for:
- American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2482
- Date / Time :
- November 08, 2009 11:00AM
American School, 19th Century
The Sidewheeler Steamer JOHN W. RICHMOND with Distant Lighthouse. Unsigned. Oil on canvas, 24 x 31 in., in a period molded giltwood frame. Condition: Canvas applied to Masonite and cradled, scattered retouch primarily in sky, surface grime.
Note: The John W. Richmond was built in Providence, Rhode Island, in 1837, and was the largest and most able steamboat on the coast of Maine. In 1840 she ran between Boston and the Kennebec River. On September 30, 1843 she caught fire and was consumed while lying at her wharf in Hallowell, Maine.