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Duncan McFarlane (British, 1818-1865) Portrait of the American Ship Ocean Eagle Entering Liverpool.

Auction:
2640B
Lot:
150
Sold for:
$20,400$17,000

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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2640B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
March 03, 2013 10:00AM

Description:

Duncan McFarlane (British, 1818-1865)

Portrait of the American Ship Ocean Eagle Entering Liverpool. Signed and dated "D. McFarlane/1854" l.l. Oil on canvas, 24 x 36 in., in a later molded giltwood frame. Condition: Retouch u.c., minor craquelure, minor paint loss u.c., light scratches u.r.

Note: The Ocean Eagle was built in Medford, Massachusetts, in 1851, and hailed from the port of Boston. Ephemera related to comparable Duncan McFarlane paintings accompanies the lot.
Estimate $12,000-18,000

Area of retouch upper center in sky above the top of the foresail about 2 1/2 x 4 in., left edge of canvas and part of lower canvas edge with line from previous frame, the right edge has some superfluous spots of gold paint.


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

Duncan McFarlane, Massachusetts, Medford, port of Boston, gold paint, Canvas, Lithics, McFarlane, Retouch

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