10-28-2012 10-28-2012
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2618B Boston
October 28, 2012 10:00 AMCalender
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John Orne Johnson "J.O.J." Frost (Marblehead, Massachusetts, 1852-1928) Ships and Schooners at Sea.

$3,600$3,000
Auction: American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2618B Location: Boston Date / Time: October 28, 2012 10:00AM

Description:

John Orne Johnson "J.O.J." Frost (Marblehead, Massachusetts, 1852-1928)

Ships and Schooners at Sea. Unsigned. Oil on paperboard, depicting a three-masted ship leading a line of four large fishing schooners with each vessel flying an American flag, with three fishermen in red shirts manning each schooner, 1 3/4 x 21 7/8 in., in a painted molded wood frame. Condition: Two small filled holes near center with a vertical crack from one hole, corner bumps, the paperboard mounted on Masonite.

Provenance: Estate of Gail and John Rodgers, Marblehead, Massachusetts; one of two purchased in the Sotheby Parke Bernet auction of the collection of Albert and Betty Carpenter, April 8, 1971, the forward to the catalog description explains "in general, the pictures were acquired from Frank Frost, the artist's son, and from his estate in 1947."
Estimate $3,000-5,000

Keywords

Marblehead, Frank Frost, Massachusetts, John Orne Johnson, John Rodgers, Albert Carpenter, Betty Carpenter, forward