PHILIP JOHN OULESS (BRITISH 1817-1885). THE AMERICAN PACKET SHIP “PATRICK HENRY” OFF THE CLIFFS OF DOVER.

Est. $8,000-$12,000
Sold: $9,600 ($8,000)

Built at New York in 1839 by Brown & Bell for Grinnell, Minturn & Company’s Swallowtail Lines, the “Patrick Henry” was one of the most popular and highly esteemed trans-Atlantic sailing ships to serve the New York-Liverpool-London trade. Oil on canvas, 26 ¾ x 37 ½ inches. Signed with the artist’s monogram “PJO” and dated 1859, l.r. In a gilt period frame.

Provenance: Northeast Auctions, August 21-22, 1999, lot 915.

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