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    Sale 1972

    Fine American Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture

    7 March 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 30

    Frank Henry Shapleigh (1842-1906)

    The Old Sanchez House, St. Augustine, Florida

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    Frank Henry Shapleigh (1842-1906)
    The Old Sanchez House, St. Augustine, Florida
    signed and dated 'F.H. Shapleigh 1889' (lower right)--signed again and inscribed with title (on the reverse)
    oil on canvas
    16 x 10 in. (40.6 x 25.4 cm.)


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    The present painting is said to depict the old Plaza Hotel in Saint Augustine, Florida. Built circa 1788 on the southwest corner of Aviles Street (then Hospital Street) and King Street, the building was owned by Venancio Sanchez during the mid-nineteenth century, and was eventually torn down by the end of the 1880s. The view in the present work looks to the northwest across the Plaza de la Constitucion, with the Catholic Cathedral in the distance.

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    Please note the dimensions of this lot are 16 x 10 in. (40.6 x 25.4 cm.).