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Portrait of a Sea Captain

Portrait of a Sea Captain

Artist unidentified
Newbedford, Massachusetts, ca. 1835-1842.
Inscribed on the top edge of the frame, Captain Obbid..
and retains the original frame with a framing label from Newbedford.
Oil on canvas
26″ x 22 1/2″
24 1/2″ x 29 1/2″ framed
This charming portrait of a Sea Captain is painted in a wonderful folky manner. The artist incorporates a vignette most likely depicting the Captain’s ship through the window. The composition of the flowing drapery
in the background above a raised panel wall while the captain is seated in a chair expresses his stature as a wealthy merchant.
Condition: Lined, original stretcher mounted on replaced stretcher. Retains original frame.

Dimensions: 26" x 22 1/2"

Item ID: WoA-AMP-OC 459

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