09-09-2011 09-09-2011
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2560B Boston
September 9, 2011 12:00 PMCalender
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Thomas Moran (American, 1837-1926) Henry Hudson in the Half-Moon at the Highlands

$14,220$12,000
Auction: American & European Works of Art - 2560B Location: Boston Date / Time: September 09, 2011 12:00PM

Description:

Thomas Moran (American, 1837-1926)

Henry Hudson in the Half-Moon at the Highlands
Monogrammed "TM" l.l.
Watercolor on paper, sight size 7 x 10 5/8 in. (17.8 x 27.0 cm), framed.
Condition: Minor toning.

Provenance: Estate of Samuel Marvin, Greenwood, Virginia, 1986; Jerry N. Showalter (1986-1999), Ivy, Virginia; private Florida collection.

N.B. The present work appears to be Moran's design for an engraving by R. Hinshelwood, published in A Popular History of the United States, by William Cullen Bryant and Sydney Howard Gay, Volume I, 1876, page 356. According to Phyllis Braff, it was customary to execute a composition in grisaille with white gouache highlights for emphasis as a guide for a black and white illustration.

A four-volume set of A Popular History of the United States, 1876-1881, accompanies the lot.
Estimate $15,000-20,000

Keywords

Thomas Moran, Henry Hudson, United States, Virginia, Samuel Marvin, private Florida collection, Jerry N. Showalter, Greenwood, Ivy, Sydney Howard Gay, William Cullen Bryant, Phyllis Braff