JURGEN FREDERICK HUGE (1809-1878, ACTIVE CONNECTICUT). CITY LINE – NEW YORK TO MOBILE “BARQUE HARVEST,” CIRCA 1860.

Est. $5,000-$8,000
Sold: $4,560 ($3,800)

Oil on canvas with black calligraphy on gold painted border, “harvest of New-York, Capt. S. Nichols.” The Barque Harvest was built in Portland, Connecticut, 1851 by S. Gildersleeve & Sons and was owned by F. Sherwood and others of Southport, Connecticut. The vessel is depicted twice in this painting, the broadside view in center position with house and American flags and a view of the stern on the right, with various other sailing ships in the background. Plaque on frame inscribed “CITY LINE – NEW YORK TO MOBILE/ “Barque Harvest”/ 1809. F.J. HUGE. 1878.” Canvas 30 x 42 inches. Frame 38 ¼ x 50 ¼ inches.

Literature: History of Middlesex County, Connecticut: With Biographical Sketches of its Prominent Men, J.B. Beers & Co., New York, 1884, pp. 66.

Provenance: The Collection of Mr. and Mrs. George Fenimore Johnson, Sotheby’s New York.

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