THOMAS M. HOYNE (American, 1924-1989) “DROPPING THE TOW-1979”.
Large oil on Masonite scene shows the tug boat “Joe Call” dropping her tow as the breeze freshens and the schooner “Indiana” is no longer needing assistance leaving Gloucester Harbor. The “Indiana” (1893-1916) worked the North Atlantic as a fishing schooner and eventually went into the Cape Verde trade. The “Joe Call” built in 1882 was sold to a Portland, ME, interest in 1911. Signed lower left “Tom Hoyne 1979″. Newman Galleries labels on verso. Housed in a fine decorated carved wood frame with linen liner and title and artist plaque. SIZE: 24″ x 36″. Overall 34-3/4″ x 46-3/4”. PROVENANCE: Newman Galleries, Philadelphia, PA; Private Maine/Texas Collector. CONDITION: Very good. 50012-37 (15,000-25,000) – Lot 2326
Please Note: All prices include the hammer price plus the buyer’s premium, which is paid by the buyer as part of the purchase price. The prices noted here after the auction are considered unofficial and do not become official until after the 46th day.