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Lot 1239: JAMES GUY EVANS (ANGLO/ AMERICAN, ACT. CIRCA

Est: $25,000 USD - $50,000 USDSold:
Bourgeault-Horan AntiquariansAugust 17, 2008Portsmouth, NH, US

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Description

JAMES GUY EVANS (ANGLO/ AMERICAN, ACT. CIRCA 1835-1860). TOW BOAT "CONQUEROR" OF NEW ORLEANS, CAPT. JOHN HEATION, COMING UP FROM THE BALIZE, OCTOBER 29TH, 1847. Oil on canvas, 39 1/2 x 49 1/2 inches. Signed "Evans" l.r. Depicting the tow boat "Conqueror" on her maiden voyage on October 29, 1847, although probably not painted until November 1852. She is illustrated towing four American packets, the "Laura," "Maritana," "Megunticook" and "Oswego" and the Canadian "Lord Seaton" upriver against the Mississippi currents from Balize, the pilot station in the delta. "Conqueror" was built in New Albany, Indiana in 1847, registered in New Orleans, and lost in 1861 in the service of the Confederacy. Literature: For a virtually identical painting of the "Conqueror" by Evans, see "American Paintings in the Metropolitan Museum of Art," Vol. II, pp. 5-8.

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Auction Details

Fifteenth Annual Portsmouth, New Hampshire Summer Auction

by
Bourgeault-Horan Antiquarians
August 17, 2008, 11:00 AM EST

P.O. Box 1435, Portsmouth, NH, 03802, US