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2985B Boston
March 4, 2017 10:00 AMCalender

Thomas Chambers (New York/England, 1808-1869) Hill Townscape, Probably Mexico

Auction: American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2985B Location: Boston Date / Time: March 04, 2017 10:00AM


Thomas Chambers (New York/England, 1808-1869)

Hill Townscape, Probably Mexico
Oil on canvas, 22 x 30 in., in a molded gilt-gesso frame.
Condition: Relined, minor retouch to stable craquelure in sky and very small areas elsewhere.

Literature: For a discussion of a similarly composed work, see Kathleen A. Foster, Thomas Chambers: American Marine and Landscape Painter, 1808-1869, pp. 73-74, fig. 3-34. Foster notes that this subject, likely adapted from an 1848 print by John Frost, was painted by Chambers at least six times.
Estimate $4,000-6,000

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John Frost, Thomas Chambers, Kathleen A. Foster, Mexico, United Kingdom