Important American Furniture, Paintings, Folk Art and Decorative Arts – January 22, 2013 Auction Results

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Lot 267

267: Follower of Richard B. Spencer 267: Follower of Richard B. Spencer 267: Follower of Richard B. Spencer

Follower of Richard B. Spencer

(British, fl. 1840-1874)

Brig Off Dover
Initialed lower left on plank in water: 'WW'
Oil on canvas
20 x 30 inches

Provenance: From the collection of James Maxime DuPont (1912-1991) of New Jersey

Estimate: $400 - $800

James DuPont (1912-1991) was intensely interested in a wide variety of collecting areas. Egyptian, Asian, Italian, Tribal, Woodlands American and South American artifacts were all of interest to him and were gathered early on in his collecting career. Many of the most important and interesting objects have late-19th or early-20th century inscriptions indicating origin or provenance on labels attached to the pieces, which shows the extent of documentation provided on these very fine collectible objects.

Condition: This work is unlined. Fine craquelure throughout. Under UV there are minute touches of in-paint in sky and in central left clouds there is quarter sized in-paint. In general, tiny areas of in-paint in lower right area of water. Appears to be no in-paint on the ship.