03-02-2014 03-02-2014
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Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2710B Boston
March 2, 2014 10:00 AMCalender

Louis Papaluca (Italian, 1890-1934) Portrait of the Schooner Yacht MIGRANT in a Swell.

Auction: American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2710B Location: Boston Date / Time: March 02, 2014 10:00AM


Louis Papaluca (Italian, 1890-1934)

Portrait of the Schooner Yacht MIGRANT in a Swell. Signed "L. Papaluca" l.r., titled MIGRANT. N.Y.Y.C. below. Gouache on paper, 19 x 27 3/4 in., in a later molded wood frame; accompanied by two framed photographs of the yacht, one showing the schooner at sea, and one likely taken in Venice. Condition: Two tears at c.l. and c.r.

Note: The New York Yacht Club schooner yacht Migrant was designed by Gillows of Lancaster, England, built by Lawley in Boston in 1929, and was owned by Carl Tucker.
Estimate $800-1,200

Tear c.l. about 2 in., , tear c.r about 3 in., 1 1/2 in. crease in skyabove bow, not examined out of frame but paper has a slight ripple so it doesn't appear to be laid down.

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Louis Papaluca, New York Yacht Club, United Kingdom, Carl Tucker, Lancaster