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Lot #51
DepartmentPaintings
Low Estimate$1,400.00
High Estimate$1,800.00
Last UpdatedJune 18, 2019

Description

WATERCOLOR PORTRAIT OF THE WHALESHIP GEORGE & ALBERT OF LE HAVRE Circa 1820
Broadside larboard portrait of the whaler, depicted flying a W" house flag from the foremast and two other agent flags from the central mast, and with three whaleboats on davits. The ship was owned and managed by Jeremiah Winslow, an American, and was commanded by several American whaling captains including Shubael Russell and Seth Worth, both of Nantucket. She whaled out of Le Havre from 1820 to 1832. Signed and dated lower right "L.V. del, 1820". Ship identified in lower margin. 11" x 13" sight. Framed 14.25" x 16.5".
Provenance:
Estate of Edouard Stackpole of Nantucket, Massachusetts. An author and whaling historian, Stackpole was an editor of the Nantucket
Inquirer & Mirror, a president of the Nantucket Historical Association and a founder/director of Mystic Seaport.
Richard "Sam" Sylvia, Nantucket, Massachusetts.

The Collection of Paul Vardeman."

Condition

Not examined out of frame or under UV light. No obvious mars or defects. Note verso indicates the painting was restored in 1997.

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