Joshua Shaw

Lot Details

Lot 46
Joshua Shaw
English/American, 1776-1861
Dancing Nymphs Beside the Bay of Naples
Signed J. Shaw and dated 1851 (lr)
Oil on canvas
33 x 49 inches (84 x 124.5 cm)
Private collection
Kenendy Galleries, New York, by 1972
Private collection, New York
A self-taught artist from Lincolnshire who emigrated to the United States, Shaw painted landscapes in the English picturesque tradition derived from the poetic fantasies of Claude Lorraine. This one is especially reminiscent of Claude's idylls of the ancient Roman countryside.

Estimate: $1,200 - $1,800
Sold for $2,812 (includes buyer's premium)

Additional Notes & Condition Report

Wax relined. Scattered touches of restoration in the sky; a few touches on the figures. Areas of restoration in the red clouds just above the horizon.

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Estimate: $1,200 - $1,800
Sold for $2,812 (includes buyer's premium)

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English & Continental Furniture & Decorative Arts/Old Master Paintings

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