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

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3293B
Lot:
237
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American & European Works of Art - 3293B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
September 27, 2019 12:00PM

Description:

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

Nighttime Encounter with Smugglers off the Isle of Thanet
Unsigned, attributed and dated "E. Poulson/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 nocturnal 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 cannonball which the artist has shown mid-air. The English ship is shrouded in clouds of gunpowder smoke.

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


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

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