Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Oil on canvas (edge lined), appears unsigned, circa 1840s, depicting one of the Trans-Atlantic Black Ball Line of Ships contracted to carry mail, newspapers, passengers, and other cargo; presented in a gilt wood frame, includes artist monograph book.
SS 24.25 x 35.75in; DOA 31.25 x 42.5 in.
Although born in London, Samuel Walters is among the best known painters of the Liverpool School of Marine Art. He exhibited extensively throughout his career, including exhibitions at the Royal Academy.
The Black Ball Line was founded in 1818 and was one of the packet ships providing regular passenger service between Liverpool and New York.
All over stable craquelure, on original stretcher with five small patched repairs visible to verso with pinpoint holes, some associated restoration to recto visible under black light.
$3,000 - 6,000