Lot 818: Louis-Honore-Frederic Gamain (French, 1803-1871)
December 4, 2016
New Orleans, LA, USALive Auction
Description: Louis-Honore-Frederic Gamain (French, 1803-1871), "USS Kearsage", 1864, watercolor and gouache on paper, signed and dated lower right, titled on mat board, sheet 14 1/2 in. x 22 1/2 in., framed Note: The USS Kearsage sank the famous Confederate raider CSS Alabama led by Captain Raphael Semmes off the coast of France on June 12, 1864. Crowds gathered on the shore of Cherbourg Harbor to watch the spectacular battle. It is believed that Gamin, a Le Havre painter, was an eyewitness to the sinking of the CSS Alabama.