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Temp #1
DepartmentPaintings
Low Estimate$8,000.00
High Estimate$12,000.00
Last UpdatedAugust 6, 2019

Description

WILLIAM MATTHEW PRIOR
Massachusetts/Maine, 1806-1873

Portrait of Captain" James Chase and young woman, likely his daughter. Inscribed verso "Captain James Chase age 62 in Aug 1848 by W.M. Prior Jst. 24 1848". Research confirms James Chase lived on Nantucket and was 62 in 1848. The term "captain" was likely honorary as Chase was a ship's rigger and later the keeper of Brant Point Light. He lived a long life and while he was in his 90s he was known as Nantucket's oldest living man.
Provenance:
Purchased from the Chase family.
Private Collection, New Jersey.
Oils on canvas, 39.5" x 34". Framed 46" x 41.5"."

Condition

Portrait of Captain" James Chase loose from frame."

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