American School, 19th Century
The Letter of Marque Brig: "Grand Turk" of Salem, 1815
Unsigned, titled along the lower edge.
Oil on canvas, 16 x 24 in., in a gilt and ropetwist-embellished frame.
Condition: Relined, retouch, surface grime.
Literature: This lot, and others from the same collection, are illustrated and contextualized in Imagining Ichabod: My Journey Into 18th-Century America Through History, Food, and a Georgian House, by Paula Bennett (Bauer and Dean: New York, 2016). Imagining Ichabod is described as a "warm, personal account of life in an eighteenth-century house and the search for its first inhabitants... [which offers] a fascinating glimpse into [the United States'] colonial period and its years as a fledgling republic."
retouch primarily to background and to fill cracks
Items may have wear and tear, imperfections, or the effects of aging. 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 shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.