After Benson J. Lossing/William Barritt (New York, 19th Century) The Life Car Rescue of Crew of a Ship in Distress.
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.
Well-executed scattered retouch to surface of canvas.
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