FITZ HENRY LANE (American, 1804-1865) NEW BEDFORD HARBOR.
Unsigned oil on canvas harbor scene shows a busy harbor with a two-mast whaling ship, identified illegibly on the side of the stern, at center foreground with the side wheeler “Massachusetts” sailing right to left in partial view having large black smoke stack, long Massachusetts pennant off front mast and large American flag off stern. In the foreground is a dock scene with three men and pylons and also on the left side a two-mast schooner being loaded/unloaded with logs. On the right side a sailor is seen standing on a small two-mast fishing boat. The background has a low city area with buildings. The scene is set under a blue to pink sky with scattered cloud. Housed in a fabulous period gilt gesso decorated frame with inset metal tag of the firm “Eli Wilner & Co. Period Frames & Mirrors”. On reverse is an Alexander Gallery New York label with artist with painting statistics. On foam core backing is a label from Catherine Dail Fine Art, New York having artist & title. NOTE: This painting will be included in the online Fitz Henry Lane catalog raisonne published by the Cape Ann Museum: www.fitzhenrylaneonline.org SIZE: 20-1/2″ x 29-1/2″. Overall: 33-1/4″ x 42-3/4″. PROVENANCE: Private Maine/Texas Collector. CONDITION: There is severe paint separation, especially in the foreground, restored, lined & recently cleaned. We recommend interested parties view this painting in person or have an agent inspect it on your behalf. 50012-55 (300,000-500,000) – Lot 2128
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