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Ohio Attributed Indian Landscape, Oil on Canvas

19th century, found in and attributed to Ohio, possibly Sala Bosworth (1805-1889) or Charles Sullivan (1794-1867). A romanticized river landscape with a group of American Indians perched in the foreground. Unsigned; 27.5 x 34 in.

Bosworth and Sullivan both were active in Marietta, Ohio during the early and middle parts of the 19th century, and each had a particular interest in American Indian subject matter. Sullivan was interested in prehistoric Marietta, documenting several mounds that no longer exist. Bosworth illustrated Samuel P. Hildreth's book Pioneer History of the Ohio Valley, 1848, an account of early confrontations with Indians in the Northwest Territories. Several paintings from both artists are housed in the Campus Martius Museum, Marietta, OH. Bosworth, in particular, was known for rocky foregrounds and mountainous river landscapes.

Condition:Completely untouched, waterstain left center, minor craquelure and surface dirt.

Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$6,463
02/15/2010

 

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