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Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
3080B Boston
March 3, 2018 10:00AMCalender
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Attributed to John Hughes (British, 1806-1880) Portrait of the Vessel Mary O'Brien of Thomaston, Maine

$7,995$6,500
Auction: American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 3080B Location: Boston Date / Time: March 03, 2018 10:00AM

Description:

Attributed to John Hughes (British, 1806-1880)

Portrait of the Vessel Mary O'Brien of Thomaston, Maine
Unsigned.
Oil on canvas, 24 x 36 in., in a molded giltwood frame, sold together with some documentation relating to the Mary O'Brien, a parallel rule and a cane owned by Captain Vesper, and a framed photograph of the captain.
Condition: Relined, retouch to edges, one large spot in bow of vessel, other small spots.

Provenance: This painting was acquired through auction from the original family in Thomaston, Maine, of a Captain Vesper, who was a partner with the shipbuilder Edward O'Brien in ownership of the ships "Mary O'Brien" and "Edward O'Brien." To the Collection of Judge Jon Tom Staton, Edmond, Oklahoma.
Estimate $3,000-5,000


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Keywords

John Hughes, Jon Tom Staton, Mary O'Brien, Edward O'Brien, Vesper, Edmond