15 January 2009,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 5,000
Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 10,000
A large shadow box Arctic Steam Whalers
Eric Ronneberg & Eric Ronneberg, Jr.; circa 1988
at the center is the whaleship Mary Hume, fully rigged and fitted with masts, sails, whale boats, figures on deck, black smoke billowing from her funnel, and fitted with other details, drifting within the ice pack, cutting in a whale which is alongside, a whale boat off the starboard bow is chasing another whale with a harpooner at the bow. The background is a painted mountainous landscape with overcast sky, and two other ships [painted] are in the near distance, one the Orca, and the other the Belvedere. Displayed in a gold frame with a mahogany liner.
34½ x 56¾ in. (87.6 x 144.1 cm.) framed.
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