Lot 44English School
A Brig Hove To
Bears signature H. Redmore and dated 1835 (lr)
Oil on canvas
19 7/8 x 23 3/4 inches (50.8 x 60.3 cm)
Frost & Reed, London
A ship is said to be "hove to" when the forward propulsion from one or more sails is opposed by the backward drive of others, so that the vessel remains at rest, or nearly so.
C Property from the Estate of a Long Island Lady
Sold for $2,813
Glue relined. There is a three inch vertical streak of inpainting to the right of the ship. There is also a horizontal area of inpainting, approx 5 inches, that lines up with the top stretcher bar (upper center - upper right-center). A few scattered spots of inpainting the sky and a few small clusters of inpainting near the edges at upper center and lower center. Some craquelure throughout. Wear along the edges due to frame rubbing.
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