THE AMERICAN THREE-MASTED SHIP “JOSEPH B. THOMAS.” ATTRIBUTED TO MARIE-EDOUARD ADAM (FRENCH 1849-1929).

Est. $3,000-$5,000

Sold: $13,200 ($11,000)

Built at Thomaston, Maine, in 1881, the “Joseph B. Thomas” sailed under John S. Turner (1881-84) and William J. Lermond (1884-89), serving on the North Atlantic route as well as in the California trade. Oil on canvas, 24 ½ x 36 ¼ inches.

Provenance: The “King” Hooper House, Marblehead, Massachusetts.