American School, 19th Century "The Ferry." Boston Harbor from Governor's Island Near Fort Winthrop.
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- American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2482
- Date / Time :
- November 08, 2009 11:00AM
American School, 19th Century
"The Ferry." Boston Harbor from Governor's Island Near Fort Winthrop. Signed "B.P. Conklin" l.r., titled l.l. Oil on canvas, 9 1/4 x 13 1/4 in., in an ornate gilt-gesso frame. Condition: Craquelure.
Note: It is thought that perhaps the scene depicts January, 1844 when that the steamship Britannia became locked in the ice of Boston Harbor, and a channel had to be cut in the ice to free it. The figures may have been passengers taken off the ship and brought to shore on the island.
The craquelure is mostly vertical not fine, fairly stable.