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November 19, 2021 10:00 AMCalender

William Bradford (Massachusetts/New York/California, 1823-1892) Fishing off Labrador

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Auction: American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 3855BLocation: MarlboroughDate / Time: November 19, 2021 10:00AM


William Bradford (Massachusetts/New York/California, 1823-1892)

Fishing off Labrador
Signed "Wm. Bradford/NY" l.r., c. 1875.
Oil on canvas, 12 1/4 x 20 1/4 in., depicting two hermaphrodite brigs and a schooner, the brig closest with red/brown sails and several colorfully dressed sailors aboard, with a barrel and a ring of buoys at front left, and small icebergs in the middle ground and deep background, a deeply molded and gilt-gesso-decorated period frame.
Condition: Relined, very minor evidence of retouch.

Provenance: Hyland Granby Antiques, Hyannis Port, Massachusetts.

Literature: For paintings from the same time period and showing similar subjects, see Richard Kugler, William Bradford: Sailing Ships & Arctic Seas, 2003, pp. 125 and 128-29.
Estimate $40,000-60,000

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William Bradford, Richard Kugler