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Lot 234: George A. Picken (1898-1971 New York, NY) Marconi

Est: $2,500 USD - $3,500 USD
John Moran AuctioneersJune 24, 2008Pasadena, CA, US

Item Overview


George A. Picken (1898-1971 New York, NY) Marconi Station, Wellfleet, MA, signed and dated lower right: Picken 39, signed again and titled on the stretcher, oil on canvas laid to canvas, 30'' x 24'', 30 H x 24 W


30 H x 24 W

Artist or Maker


oil on canvas laid to canvas

Condition Report

Visual: Generally good condition. Blacklight: Touch-up along the left and right edges, a small area of scattered dots of touch-up on the building on the right side and a few other minor spots of touch-up scattered throughout.


Provenance: Estate of the artist; D. Wigmore Fine Art, Inc., New York, NY; Edisto Isle Corporation, Irvine, CA


Note: Marconi Station was the site of the first two-way transoceanic communication and the first wireless telegram between the United States and Europe. On January 18, 1903, President Theodore Roosevelt sent the first transoceanic telegram to King Edward VII of England

Auction Details

California and American Paintings Sale

John Moran Auctioneers
June 24, 2008, 06:30 PM PST

300 East Green Street Lower Level, East Side, Euclid St., Pasadena, CA, 91101, US