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326 Raffael Corsini (Turkish, act. Smyrna, 18301880) Bark Lucinda Sears, Barziili Sears, Entering Smyrna 1850. Signed l.r., titled below, a rowboat l.l. labeled “P. Issaverdens.” Gouache on paperboard, 16 3/4 x 23 1/4 in., in a period mitered mahogany frame. Condition: Retouched moisture stains right and left sides, a few small spots to sky, and water l.l. $4,000-6,000

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327 Italian School, 19th Century BRIG WHIG BOSTON Francis H. Rogers ENTERING & LEAVING the PORT of PALERMO. Unsigned, titled below. Watercolor and gouache on paper, 19 5/8 x 26 in., in a later molded wood frame, the backing paper bears the Goodspeed’s Bookshop framer’s label. Condition: Foxing through central area and sparsely so in the upper sky, minor paint loss l.l. water, paper slightly rippled. Provenance: Family descent of the original owner of the painting, a small paper label affixed to the backing paper is inscribed “The Whig belonged to my father’s (Joseph Morril) grandfather; another typewritten note affixed to the backing paper reads, “...This picture belonged to my grandmother and was her ship. The best picture I have. FMO.”

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Literature: This painting is illustrated in The Sailing Ships of New England, 1607-19078, Volume 1, by John Robinson and George Francis Dow (Marine Research Society, Salem, Massachusetts), p. 301; a similar painting by the same unknown artist is illustrated in The Marine Paintings and Drawings in the Peabody Museum, by Marion Vernon Brewington, Dorothy E.R. Brewington (The Peabody Museum, Salem, Massachusetts), p. 377, plate 1468. $4,000-6,000

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