Italian School, 19th Century BRIG WHIG BOSTON Francis H. Rogers ENTERING & LEAVING the PORT of PALERM
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- American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2680B
- Date / Time :
- October 27, 2013 10:00AM
Italian School, 19th Century
BRIG WHIG BOSTON Francis H. Rogers ENTERING & LEAVING the PORT of PALERM Unsigned, titled below. Watercolor and gouache on paper, 19 5/8 x 26 in., in a later molded wood frame, the backing paper bears the Goodspeed's Bookshop framer's label. Condition: Foxing through central area and sparsely so in the upper sky, minor paint loss l.l. water, paper slightly rippled.
Provenance: Family descent of the original owner of the painting, a small paper label affixed to the backing paper is inscribed "The Whig belonged to my father's (Joseph Morril) grandfather"; another typewritten note affixed to the backing paper reads "...This picture belonged to my grandmother and was her ship. The best picture I have. FMO."
Literature: This painting is illustrated in The Sailing Ships of New England, 1607-19078, Volume 1, by John Robinson and George Francis Dow, Marine Research Society, Salem, Massachusetts, p. 301; a similar painting by the same unknown artist is illustrated in The Marine Paintings and Drawings in the Peabody Museum, by Marion Vernon Brewington, Dorothy E. R. Brewington, (The Peabody Museum, Salem, Massachusetts), p. 377, plate 1468.
This work is not laid down.
Another label on the backing paper indicated the painting was restored and cleaned by a Santa Barbara, CA firm, May 1972.
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