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339 American School, 19th Century Whaling Scene with American “Brig CONGRESS T. Wilcox” [Master]. Unsigned, titled below, vessel identified on pennant and title. Gouache on paperboard, 20 1/2 x 17 1/2 in., in a period frame. Condition: Giltwood liner applied to edges of painting, paperboard applied to paperboard, subtle ripple, light stains. $800-1,200

340 After Benson J. Lossing/William Barritt (American, 19th Century) The Life Car Rescue of Crew of a Ship in Distress. Unsigned. Oil on canvas, 20 x 27 1/4 in., in a period molded wood frame. Condition: Craquelure with associated scattered retouch. Note: This painting is based on a woodcut by engravers Benson J. Lossing and William Barritt which appeared in Harpers New Monthly Magazine (date unknown) in an article titled “Some Account of Francis’s Life-boats and Life Cars.” A life car is a small boat-like vehicle holding four or five people used to convey people ashore in a rescue situation. The article and an account of a 1984 restoration of the painting accompanies the painting. $2,500-3,500

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