01-28-2011 01-28-2011
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2535B Boston
January 28, 2011 12:00 PMCalender
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Attributed to Joseph Francis Ellis (British, 1783-1848) The Royal Yacht "ROYAL SOVEREIGN" Off Deptford

$4,740$4,000
Auction: American & European Works of Art - 2535B Location: Boston Date / Time: January 28, 2011 12:00PM

Description:

Attributed to Joseph Francis Ellis (British, 1783-1848)

The Royal Yacht "ROYAL SOVEREIGN" Off Deptford, 1821
Unsigned, identified on a presentation plaque, inscribed "Joseph ELLIS"
on the reverse, with a label from The Parker Gallery, London, affixed to the stretcher.
Oil on canvas, 28 x 42 in. (71.0 x 46.5 cm), framed.
Condition: Lined, retouch, stable craquelure.
Estimate $3,000-5,000

Small puncture u.r. quadrant about 1/8 inch with paint surface still attached. Retouch in about a dozen spots overall, primarily in the sky, including center left with one 3/1/2 x 2 1/2 in., one 2 x 1 1/2 in., one 1 x 2 inches; center with one 4 x 2 inches. Dots and dashes u.r. with other scattered spots measuring 1 to 1 1/2 inches; in the gable of the shed l.r., measuring 2 1/2 x 1 1/2 inches; in lower right corner in the hull of the sailboat measuring 3 x 2 inches; in yacht hull, lower left, measuring 2 1/2 x 1 1/2 inches. Some of the retouch corresponds to repairs visible on the reverse. The retouch generally is very subtle. The vessels are largely unaffected except as noted.

Keywords

Joseph Francis Ellis, The Parker Gallery, London, shed l.r.