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American/Anglo School, 18th Century Portrait of a Mariner with a Map and Globe.

Auction:
2482
Lot:
282
Sold for:
$7,703$6,500

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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2482
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
November 08, 2009 11:00AM

Description:

American/Anglo School, 18th Century

Portrait of a Mariner with a Map and Globe. Unsigned. Oil on canvas, depicting the gentleman in 18th century costume seated at a table with pen and ink, an open book, and a map showing portions of North and South America with labels including New Scotland, New England, English Plantations, and others, to the lower right is a mariner's instrument and a landscape with what appears to be a shipwreck with the sea and mountains in the distance, 50 x 40 1/2 in., unframed. Condition: Several repairs, tear l.l., scattered areas of retouch.
Estimate $1,500-2,500

Masking varnish was applied, but retouch can be seen under black light to areas on chin, top of head, scattered spots on globe, jacket, and background. Allover surface grime. Stapled tape is surrounding the edges to secure canvas to stretcher. The tear at l.l. is +-shaped and is about 1 1/2 x 1 1/4 in.

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American/Anglo School, New England, South America

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