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Attributed to Mary E. Yorke

Origin United States, New York
Period 19th Century
Materials Oil on canvas, orignal carved gilt and gesso shadow-box frame.
W. 24 in; H. 20.5 in;
W. 60.96 cm; H. 52.07 cm;
Condition Excellent.
Creation Date Late 19th c.
Description Portrait of the Sloop Yacht "Defyer" Sailing in New York Bay.
Unsigned, New York, late 19th c.
20 1/2" x 24"

Provenance: By family descent of John Hohorst, a sailmaker in Brooklyn, New York, who owned the yacht jointly with his brother Louis, a shipyard worker. (a small account book accompanies this piece).

Mary E. Yorke was the widow of artist William G. Yorke with whom she collaborated with. She lived across the street from the Hohorsts, who worked on Van Brunt Street in Brooklyn. Mary painted two portraits of the "Defyer" for the Hohorst brothers, of which this is one.
Styles / Movements Other
Dealer Reference Number WoA-AMP-OC 475
Incollect Reference Number 106970
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