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“Sea Captain”

Circa 1890

$495

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Watercolor on paper with highlights of white gouache of a sea captain attributed to the American artist, Henry Wolcott Boss. Circa 1890. Signed lower right. This single last name signature is consistent in style and form with other paintings by Henry Wolcott Boss. Condition is very good; mild toning of the paper consistent with age. Provenance: Estate of Mary L. Powers-Boss, Sarasota, Florida. Overall framed in its original oak leaf and acorn designed period frame with new acid free mat. Overall measurements are 16.75 by 13.75 inches. Henry Wolcott Boss, variously listed as having lived from either 1820-1916 or 1827-1916. Binghamton, NY artist who painted in the style of the mid-nineteenth century Hudson River School romanticism.A technically accomplished and diverse artist, Boss remains a mystery within the Hudson River tradition, a style of landscape painting that took a romantic approach to depicting the Hudson River Valley, Catskills, Berkshires, White Mountains, and points further west. He was extremely talented in the realms of portrait, genre, landscape, seascape and still life, but history leaves a gap as to where he received his training. Boss traveled extensively to such locations as Lake George and Franconia Notch and likely encountered many of the great painters of his time.A resident of Binghamton, New York, Boss maintained a studio between 1875 and 1904, but sadly never made a financial success of his art. The exhibition records of the National Academy of Design list two paintings by a H. Wolcott Boss in 1878, proving that his works were well received, but perhaps the artist struggled in finding a market in western New York. Boss’ work had gone largely uncelebrated until his hometown museum, the Robertson Center for the Arts, commemorated him with an exhibition in 1972. Displaying woodland interiors as well as seascapes, this exhibition set Boss in his rightful place among his contemporaries.

Details

  • Attributed to
    Henry Walcott Boss (1920 - 1916)
  • Creation Year
    Circa 1890
  • Dimensions
    Height: 11 in. (27.94 cm)Width: 8.75 in. (22.23 cm)Depth: 1 in. (2.54 cm)
  • Medium
  • Movement & Style
  • Period
  • Condition
  • Gallery Location
    Southampton, NY
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU1417379782

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