Canadian Art, Culture and History

November 0712, 2020
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LOT 134

Lot 134

19th Century Canadian School

19th Century Canadian School
Lot 134 Details
19th Century Canadian School


oil on canvas mounted on board. Unsigned.
20 ins x 30.5 ins; 50.8 cms x 77.5 cms

Estimate $3,000-$5,000

Realised: $1,800
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

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19th Century Canadian School
  • 19th Century Canadian School
  • 19th Century Canadian School

Private Collection, Bridgewater, Nova Scotia;
Sold by Sotheby's, Toronto, in "Important Canadian Art" on November 3, 1993, lot 104, illustrated, full page;
From whom purchased by the present Private Collection, Toronto


Shipping brought prosperity to the Atlantic coast in the early 19th century. Proud ship owners frequently commissioned artists either locally or in foreign ports of call to do portraits of their vessels while they were in port. According to Thomas R. Wolfe's "Nova Scotia Registry of Shipping" of 1886, the Danish Princess was a barque built in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1863 ; she had a registered tonnage of 562 and measured 141.6 by 30.6 by 18 feet. The "Danish Princess" was abandoned in the North Atlantic in December, 1871.


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LOT 134

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  • 5 Stars: Excellent - No discernable damage, flaws or imperfections
  • 4 Stars: Very Good - Minor flaws or imperfections visible only under close inspection using specialised instruments or black light
  • 3 Stars: Good - Minor flaws visible upon inspection under standard lighting
  • 2 Stars: Fair - Exhibits flaws or damage that may draw the eye under standard lighting
  • 1 Star: Poor - Flaws or damage immediately apparent under standard lighting (examples: missing components, rips, broken glass, damaged surfaces, etc.)

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