Skinner

Auctioneers and Appraisers

American School, 19th Century View of the Kosciuszko Monument at West Point, New York.

Auction:
2765M
Lot:
804
Sold for:
$185$150

social_share

Inquire

Tabs

About

Auction:
Discovery - 2765M
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
November 20, 2014 10:00AM

Description:

American School, 19th Century

View of the Kosciuszko Monument at West Point, New York. Unsigned. Oil on canvas, 18 x 24 in., in a later molded painted frame. Condition: Scattered retouch and craquelure.

Note: Kosciuszko's Monument still stands at West Point, New York, celebrating one of the first European volunteers to aid the American revolutionary cause. General Tadeusz Kosciuszko was a Polish military engineer who designed the defenses of the West Point garrison during the height of the Revolutionary War, from 1778–1780. This painting depicts the pedestal and shaft of the monument, which was dedicated in 1828. A statue of Kosciuszko designed by D. Borja was added in 1913.
Estimate $600-800

Retouch to small scattered spots in sky and foliage, and along left edge. One spot of craquelure is lifting in the upper right sky.


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

Tadeusz Kosciuszko, American School, Kosciuszko Monument, West Point garrison, military engineer

Departments

Specialists