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    Sale 2129

    Maritime Decorative Arts

    15 January 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 78

    A large shadow box Arctic Steam Whalers

    ERIC RONNEBERG & ERIC RONNEBERG, JR.; CIRCA 1988

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    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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