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Attributed to Ernest Poulson (British, act. 1836-1865) Nighttime Encounter with Smugglers off the Isle of Thanet

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3203B
Lot:
230
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Auction:
American & European Works of Art - 3203B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
January 25, 2019 10:00AM

Description:

Attributed to Ernest Poulson (British, act. 1836-1865)

Nighttime Encounter with Smugglers off the Isle of Thanet
Unsigned, attributed and dated ".../c. 1836" on a gummed label and with a label from T. Bromley & Son, Bolton, England, both affixed to the stretcher.
Oil on canvas, 24 x 34 in. (60.5 x 86.5 cm), framed.
Condition: Trimmed of tacking edges and lined, retouch, craquelure, varnish discoloration.

N.B. This noctural scene shows an area off the coast between England and France that was a famous corridor for smugglers. A break in the clouds has exposed the smugglers' vessel to the English revenue cutter, who have fired a cannon ball which the artist has shown mid-air. The English ship is shrouded in clouds of gun powder smoke.

We would like to thank Charles Lanagan for his kind assistance cataloging this lot.
Estimate $2,000-3,000


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

Charles Lanagan, Ernest Poulson, Bolton, France, United Kingdom, Lithics, Retouch

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