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After Benson J. Lossing/William Barritt (New York, 19th Century) The Life Car Rescue of Crew of a Ship in Distress.

Auction:
2765M
Lot:
809
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Auction:
Discovery - 2765M
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
November 20, 2014 10:00AM

Description:

After Benson J. Lossing/William Barritt (New York, 19th Century)

The Life Car Rescue of Crew of a Ship in Distress. Unsigned. Oil on canvas, 20 x 27 1/4 in., in a period molded wood frame. Condition: Craquelure with associated scattered retouch.

Note: This painting is based on a woodcut by engravers Benson J. Lossing and William Barritt that appeared in Harpers New Monthly Magazine (date unknown) in an article titled "Some Account of Francis's Life-boats and Life Cars." A life car is a small boat-like vehicle holding four or five people used to convey people ashore in a rescue situation. The article and an account of a 1984 restoration of the painting accompany the painting.
Estimate $1,200-1,800

Well-executed scattered retouch to surface of canvas.


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

Benson J. Lossing, William Barritt, life car

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