Edward Lange (American, 1846-1912)Unidentified Ship, 1881
Signed lower left corner: ÒEdw. Lange, Artist/ Elwood, Suffolk Co. N. Y. 1881Ó
Grisaille Watercolor on paper
18 _ x 12 _ inches
This painting which includes a sail and steam-powered warship along with an ironclad Monitor-type gunboat in the distance depicts a specific event, possibly ÒVandaliaÕsÓ visit to Huntington Harbor in 1881.
Literature: Illustrated, Dean F. Failey and Zachary N. Studenroth, Edward LangeÕs Long Island, Setauket: Society for the Preservation of Long Island Antiquities, 1979, p. 62, pl. 71.
Estimate: $1,500 - $2,500
Condition: Unexamined outside of frame. Paper appears to be laid down to a support. Greenish-Blue paper has some acidic contamination. Small disturbances in paper in left center and direct center between the two masts.