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Percy A. Sanborn

United States (1849 -  1929 )
sanborn percy a. Ocean Traveler

Wickliff & Associates
Mar 18, 2017
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Percy A. Sanborn - Ship Great Republic

Percy A. Sanborn - Ship Great Republic

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Lot number: 19
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Description: PERCY A. SANBORN (american 1849–1929) "SHIP GREAT REPUBLIC" Signed 'Percy Sanborn' bottom right, also inscribed with title and 'Joseph Limeburner, Master. Built by Donald Mc. Key, So. Boston, 1853. As rebuilt after fire of Dec. 26, 1853.' bottom center, oil on canvas 28 1/8 x 46 1/8 in. (53.7 x 117.2cm) provenance: Collection of Dorrance H. Hamilton. note: Percy Sanborn worked with several different media besides oil on canvas, including theater sets, pottery, murals, as well as newspaper and advertising illustrations. A native of Maine, where he spent most of his life, he is best known for his paintings of ships, such as the present lot. Launched on October 4, 1853, "Great Republic" is noteworthy as the largest wooden clipper ship ever constructed. As per the inscription, the ship was damaged in a fire in 1853. It was quickly rebuilt to sail again on February 24, 1855.
Percy A. Sanborn - The Ship P.r. Hazeltine

Percy A. Sanborn - The Ship P.r. Hazeltine

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Lot number: 80
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Property of Various Owners Percy A. Sanborn (American, 1849-1929) The ship P.R. Hazeltine outward bound inscribed along the bottom: "Ship P. R. Hazeltine, E.H. Herriman, Master. Built at Belfast, Me, 1876." signed lower right "Percy Sanborn" oil on canvas 24 x 36 in. Footnotes The ship P.R. Hazeltine was commissioned in 1875 by Captain William Herriman of Belfast, Maine. The three-masted ship at 1,836 tons was the largest ever built at the C.P. Carter shipyard. The P.R. Hazeltine was launched on May 25, 1876. After the launching the ship was towed to Bangor, where she was stepped and then loaded with deals (pine boards) destined for Liverpool, England. On August 3, 1876 in a dense fog she went aground on Cape Sable at the entrance of the Bay of Fundy. Anchors were set and assistance recruited from shore in throwing off a deck load of lumber. She was finally pulled off by steam tug, but the keel and planking were damaged and the ship began leaking. Nevertheless, she proceeded on her journey and the ship P.R. Hazeltine made the trip from Cape Sable to Liverpool in sixteen days, a fast trip by any account.
Percy A. Sanborn - Ocean Traveler

Percy A. Sanborn - Ocean Traveler

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Lot number: 324
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Description: Percy Sanborn (ME, 1849 - 1929) 18x28 , O/C , signed lower right , "Ocean Traveler" , Depicting: three masted vessel with flags Condition: recently cleaned, no inpainting was required, some paint loss along covered edge of canvas inscribed along lower edge of painting, "Ship: Ocean Traveler; Martin Stone, Master; Built at Belfast, Maine, 1854" Categories:
Percy A. Sanborn - The Ship P.r. Hazeltine Outward Bound

Percy A. Sanborn - The Ship P.r. Hazeltine Outward Bound

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Lot number: 52
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Percy A. Sanborn (American, 1849-1929)

The ship P.R. Hazeltine outward bound inscribed along the bottom: "Ship P. R. Hazeltine, E.H. Herriman, Master. Built at Belfast, Me, 1876." signed lower right "Percy Sanborn" oil on canvas 24 x 36 in. (60.9 x 91.4 cm.)

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The ship P.R. Hazeltine was commissioned in 1875 by Captain William Herriman of Belfast, Maine. The three-masted ship at 1,836 tons was the largest ever built at the C.P. Carter shipyard. The P.R. Hazeltine was launched on May 25, 1876. After the launching the ship was towed to Bangor, where she was stepped and then loaded with deals (pine boards) destined for Liverpool, England. On August 3, 1876 in a dense fog she went aground on Cape Sable at the entrance of the Bay of Fundy. Anchors were set and assistance recruited from shore in throwing off a deck load of lumber. She was finally pulled off by steam tug, but the keel and planking were damaged and the ship began leaking. Nevertheless, she proceeded on her journey and the ship P.R. Hazeltine made the trip from Cape Sable to Liverpool in sixteen days, a fast trip by any account.
Percy A. Sanborn - Portrait Of The Ship "glory Of The Seas"

Percy A. Sanborn - Portrait Of The Ship "glory Of The Seas"

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Lot 2053: PERCY SANBORN (American 1849-1929) PORTRAIT OF THE SHIP "GLORY OF THE SEAS".
Description: Oil on canvas scene shows the black hulled ship "Glory of the Seas" sailing right to left through choppy green sea with the American flag billowing off its stern. With full sails and 10 men on deck with 1 having telescope to eye. Name is on bow and stern and a lady figure head decorates the bow. 2 other ships are seen all under a blue sky with puffy white clouds. Signed lower right "Percy Sanborn". Titled and inscribed lower center "Ship Glory of the Seas; J. Knowles, Master. Built by Donald McKay, East Boston, 1869". Housed in a fine gilt replacement frame. SIZE: 22" x 34". Overall 26-1/2" x 38" PROVENANCE: Private Maine/Texas Collector. CONDITION: Very good, minor touchup
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