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American School, 19th Century "The Ferry." Boston Harbor from Governor's Island Near Fort Winthrop.

Auction:
2482
Lot:
653
Sold for:
$2,015$1,700

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

Description:

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.
Estimate $800-1,200

The craquelure is mostly vertical not fine, fairly stable.

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Boston Harbor, American School, Fort Winthrop, Suffolk County, Massachusetts

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