JOSEPH B. SMITH (AMERICAN 1798-1876). THE BARQUE “T.J. SOUTHARD”, J. BISHOP COMMANDER, COMING IN THE HARBOR OF NEW YORK, NOVEMBER 1851.Est. $7,000-$10,000
Sold: $6,000 ($5,000)
Built in 1848 at Richmond, Maine, by Thomas Jefferson Southard, the bark is portrayed approaching Castle William. Oil on canvas, 24 x 32 inches. The title inscribed in gilt lettering below the image. The reverse with original label for “J.B. Smith/ Marine Artist/ 226 South St. (Opposite the Screw Dock).”
Provenance: Walter Kimball & Co., Boston; Marine Arts Gallery, Salem, Massachusetts.