A finely-detailed pencil depiction of the mid-1800s ocean traffic, when steamboats were beginning to compete with and eventually replace masted sailing vessels, from maritime artist John Stobart. Measuring 8" x 13.5" sight and 19" x 24" in an ornate gilded wood frame, large double matte of cream color with thin burgundy trim. In excellent condition.
This print is more narrowly focused than the original lithograph, typically signed, which is 13" x 29" sight. We have not removed frame and backing to inspect for signatures. Typically Hobart's maritime pencil drawings sell from $500-$1,000 at auction, while his oil paintings generally range between $20,000-$60,000 with a high of $108,000 in 2005. Eighty percent (80%) of his lots at auction reach hammer price, so a very popular, collectable artist.
John Stobart is a British maritime artist known for his paintings of American harbor scenes during the Golden Age of Sail. Born: 1929 (age 93 years), Leicester, United Kingdom.