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Painting

Whitby, Yorkshire
1803-1840, British

Oil on canvas, 12 1/2 x 15 5/8 inches, c. 1830, signed "Chambers- Whitby" on the back of the sinking ship. A dramatic scene of a shipwreck in the stormy seas. Chambers was a painter from Whitby, Yorkshire, who specialized in seascapes. He was the son of a fisherman, and as a young boy served as a cabin boy on a merchant ship. He later spent some time in London as a set painter for the Pavillion Theater. Chambers was best known for his paintings of ships and naval battles, many of which are in museums and galleries in Britain.

Print

Le Pont de Bonnemort a La Rochelle
1861-1932, French

Drypoint etching, image size 7 5/8 x 10 7/8 inches, c. 1910, 1st state of 3, inscribed "8 imp/no 8" and "1v etat" in pencil, pencil signed with Sagot blind stamp lower right, framed

Drawing

The Blacksmith Shop
1875-1939, American

This charcoal drawing by John(Jack)Fenton measures 10 x 14 inches and is pencil signed on the lower right corner. In this image, Fenton depicts local characters gathering at the blacksmith shop to catch up on daily events. Fenton was a native of New York and studied at Columbia University and the New York School of Art. He became a painter, illustrator and teacher with his works exhibited at the Art Institute of Chicago.