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Americana & Paintings

July 30 - August 1, 2014

Lot #1016
DepartmentPaintings
Sold For$1,800.00(hammer price)
 $2,124.00(price including buyer's premium)
Last UpdatedAugust 1, 2014

Description

AFTER FANNY FLORA BOND PALMER
American, 19th Century

Cozzen's Dock, West Point". Unsigned. After the 1861 work by Palmer and reproduced by Currier & Ives.

Fanny Palmer is probably the greatest selling artist of 19th Century America, yet is virtually unknown to contemporary collectors and scholars. As one of Currier & Ives' most popular and prolific artists, it has been said more late 19th Century American homes had images created by Palmer than any other artist.


This painting is extremely similar in composition and style to Palmer’s “Cozzen’s Dock - West Point”, published by Currier & Ives in 1861. Given the popularity of Currier & Ives and Palmer in the late 19th Century, it is likely this work by an unknown artist was derived from the popular print.

Oil on canvas, 21.5" x 36". Framed."

Condition

Soiled varnish layer. Thin 11 lined of scattered paint loss mirroring the lower edge of the upper stretcher bar. A smaller are of scattered paint loss mirroring the left had stretcher bar. UV light reveals no obvious retouch. Appears to be in original, untouched condition."

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