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Thomas Birch (American, 1779-1851) Brig in a Storm

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3072B
Lot:
231
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Auction:
American & European Works of Art - 3072B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
January 26, 2018 10:00AM

Description:

Thomas Birch (American, 1779-1851)

Brig in a Storm
. Unsigned, identified on a label from the City Art Museum of St. Louis affixed to the frame backing. Oil on canvas, 16 1/2 x 23 1/4 in., framed. Condition: Lined, retouch, craquelure.

Provenance: Property of the Saint Louis Art Museum, sold to benefit the acquisition fund.
Estimate $1,200-1,800

Stamped "CITY ART MUSEUM/ST. LOUIS, MO." on the stretcher, inscribed "C.A.M./St. L/144:46" in red on the reverse.

St. Louis Art Museum archives indicate that the painting was purchased from Old Print Shop, New York City, in 1946.


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

St. Louis, Conservation and restoration of paintings, Craquelure, Painting, Pottery, Thomas Birch, Visual arts

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