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OUTSTANDING OVER THE MANTLE PAINTING ON PANEL OF ALLEGORICAL SCENE BY JOSEPH H. HIDLEY (1830-1872). Fine oil on panel painting is recessed in a grain painted wood panel. A frame has been attached to the top, which may or may not be original. The scene shows a large sailing ship in choppy sea with large lighthouse, buildings and mountains. The foreground is a man holding a paddle with small rowboat. A letter of history accompanies lot indicating that this is one of the twelve oil on wood paintings he was commissioned to paint for a home in the town of Brunswick, NY. The graining that is used on this painting was used throughout the house. He did ten, which went under the windows in the parlors and dining room. Two went in front of the mantles in the dining room and living room. One painting (Noah’s Ark) was sold to the Abbey Aldrich Rockefeller Art Institute in the 1940’s. PROV.: Hesse Auctions March 27, 1982, lot #137. SIZE: Image: 11 3/4″ x 26″. Total Size: 20 1/2″ x 33″. CONDITION: Very good. 9-92412 (10,000-15,000)

Auction: Fine Art, Antiques & Asian - Samoset 2002
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