25 September 2008
Franz Holzlhuber (1820-1898)
Steamboat Ocean; Lighthouse at Sandyhook; Mississippi River Fisherman near Prairie du Chen; Explosion on the Mayflower, Lake Huron: Four Works
each, gouache and pencil on paper
the first, 17¾ x 24¾ in. (45.1 x 62.9 cm.); the second, 24½ x 17 in. (62.2 x 43.2 cm.); the third, 24½ x 17¼ in. (62.2 x 43.8 cm.); the fourth, 23¼ x 16¾ in. (59.1 x 42.5 cm.) (4)
Private collection, Vienna.
Schweitzer Gallery, New York.
Christie's, New York, 12 March 1992.
Acquired by the present owner from the above.
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