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Premier Auction - Session I - July 14, 2023

Fri, Jul 14, 2023 09:00AM EDT
  • Collections of the Darsie-Thomson Families, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Lot 416

Augustus Wall Calcott

Estimate: $2,000 - $4,000

Bid Increments

Price Bid Increment
$0 $25
$100 $50
$1,000 $100
$2,000 $200
$3,000 $250
$5,000 $500
$10,000 $1,000
$20,000 $2,000
$50,000 $5,000
$100,000 $10,000

 (British, 1779-1844)

A Frigate and Fishing Vessel on the Channel, not apparently signed, oil on canvas, 27-3/8 x 39-1/4 in.; original ornate gilt wood and composition frame composition frame, 39 x 53 in.



lined with paste, restretched on newer stretcher (Calcott would sometimes sign and title on the stretcher or the verso of the canvas), stretcher and lining stamped "Brown 163 High Holborn London", yellowed varnish, surface dirt, draw crackle, canvas slightly slack, crackle with some cupping; frame with re-gilding, small losses and repairs

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Property from the Thomson House, 5th Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, built by Thomas Chalmers Darsie; by descent to Anne Darsie Thomson then to Robert Thomson; Gifted 2014 to Chatham University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania