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January 26, 2018 10:00 AMCalender

Benjamin West (American, 1738-1820) Shipwreck

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Auction: American & European Works of Art - 3072BLocation: BostonDate / Time: January 26, 2018 10:00AM


Benjamin West (American, 1738-1820)

Unsigned, inscribed "1s night/£ 40/C.M. Angelo &" on the reverse.
Pen and ink with gray wash on paper, 12 5/8 x 20 1/2 in. (32.0 x 52.0 cm),framed.
Condition: Creasing, toning, affixed around the perimeter of the reverse to the front of a window mat.

Provenance: The collection of Mrs. Claire Francis, a direct descendant of the artist; through to Christopher Powney, London; to George Wald, Esq., to the estate of George Wald, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

N.B. The work is accompanied by the original sales receipt dated April 23, 1968, from Christopher Powney to George Wald, noting the provenance.
Property from the estate of George Wald.
Estimate $400-600

The window mat is held with photo corners in an overmat.

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Claire Francis, Benjamin West, Christopher Powney, Cambridge, London