Lot 517: PAINTING OF THE SCHOONER EMMA L. GREGORY. Oil on
Early American Antiques & Decorative Arts Annual Thanksgiving Weekend Auction
November 24, 2007
Delaware, OH, USA
Description: PAINTING OF THE SCHOONER EMMA L. GREGORY. Oil on canvas, signed lower right "JG Babbidge Feb. 1877 No. 5" (James Gardner Babbidge, Maine, 1844-1919). A fine portrait of the Emma L. Gregory with the captain, G.A. Thorndyke, identified by the artist in the lower right. A note on verso indicates that the painting "lay four months under ninety feet of water in Long Island Sound". Laid down on masonite with minor inpainting. 20"h. 29"w. Period gilt frame 23 1/4"h. 32 1/4"w.