Sale 18CN02 | Lot 272

James Lynwood Palmer

Catalogue: English & Continental Furniture / Old Masters

Lot Details

Lot 272
James Lynwood Palmer
British, 1868-1941
Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt Arriving At Brighton, Driving his Coach "Venture" 1909
Signed Lynwood Palmer and dated 1909 (lr)
Oil on canvas
49 1/2 x 72 inches (125.8 x 183 cm)
This painting documents the end of a trip that Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt (1877-1915) made with a group of friends from London to Brighton in his coach "Venture" on May 4, 1908. An enthusiastic coacher, Vanderbilt often drove the vehicle himself, perfectly turned out in coachman's attire. The "Venture," which was made by the Brewster Company of New York in 1903, can still be seen in the carriage house at The Breakers, the Vanderbilt mansion in Newport. Tragically, Alfred Vanderbilt went down with the RMS Lusitania when it was torpedoed by a German U-Boat on the night of May 7, 2015 off the coast of Ireland.
Provenance:
Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt (1877-1915), to his son
Alfred G. Vanderbilt, Jr. (1912-1999), to his son
Alfred G. Vanderbilt


C Property of Alfred G. Vanderbilt

Estimate: $15,000 - $25,000
Sold for $50,000 (includes buyer's premium)

Additional Notes & Condition Report

In excellent condition. Could use a light cleaning. Please note that Lot 261 in this sale, a sterling silver cigar box, was won by Alfred G. Vanderbilt in 1904 for the National Horse Show Association 1st Prize Road Teams Won by Coach Venture.


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Estimate: $15,000 - $25,000
Sold for $50,000 (includes buyer's premium)

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English & Continental Furniture / Old Masters

Wed, May 23, 2018 at 10am EDT
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