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Summer Fine Art & Antiques Auction - Day 1

Sat, Jul 8, 2023 09:00AM EDT
Lot 128

Earl E. Collins O/C Marine Painting, Shooting Star Clipper at Sea

Estimate: $800 - $1,000
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Earl Edward Collins (Connecticut/New York, 1925-1992) oil on canvas maritime painting depicting the clipper ship "Shooting Star" sailing across turbulent waters, an American flag visible at the stern. Signed "Earl Collins" lower right. Handwritten index card with the history of "Shooting Star" and date of painting,1979, en verso of frame. Housed in a giltwood frame with black painted frieze, linen mat, and gilt filet. Sight: 19 3/4" H x 23 1/2" W. Framed: 27 1/2" H x 31 1/2" W. Note: The Shooting Star clipper ship was built by James. O. Curtis in Medford, Massachusetts. It was commanded by Captain Judah P. Baker and wrecked off of the coast of Formosa in 1867. It was considered one of the smallest and fastest clipper ships, completing a passage from New York to San Francisco in 105 days. (Adapted from index card and from "The New Clipper Ship 'Shooting Star', of Boston," Boston Daily Atlas, March 6, 1851, transcribed by Lars Bruzelius for The Maritime History Virtual Archives)


Overall very good condition.

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