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Albert Van Beest (American, 1820-1860) Two Studies of War of 1812 Naval Engagements

Auction:
2609B
Lot:
412
Sold for:
$1,422$1,200

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Auction:
American & European Works of Art - 2609B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
September 07, 2012 12:00PM

Description:

Albert Van Beest (American, 1820-1860)

Two Studies of War of 1812 Naval Engagements
Signed "AVan Beest" in pencil l.l. and l.r., respectively, identified on
information affixed to the backing.
Ink wash and graphite on paper, sight sizes to 7 x 9 1/2 in. (17.8 x 24.1 cm), both framed.
Condition: Toning, restored tears and paper losses, not examined out of frames.

Provenance: A prominent Cincinnati, Ohio, collector.

N.B. Biographical literature and a copy of the conservation report from the Intermuseum Laboratory, Oberlin, Ohio, April 29, 1998, accompany the lot.
Estimate $1,200-1,800

Out of their frames, the sheets measure 7 1/4 x 9 5/8 inches, and have nicks along their lefts edges, probably due to having been bound into a sketchbook. The shooting scene is inscribed "Study for Battle Lake Erie Van Beest" in the reverse, and has extensive repairs (visible on verso). The foundering dory scene has several repairs visible on the reverse.

Keywords

Ohio, Albert Van Beest, Cincinnati, Oberlin, Intermuseum Laboratory, Graphite

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