N.S. Folk Art Ship’s Portrait

N.S. Folk Art Ship’s Portrait
N.S. Folk Art Ship’s Portrait

N.S. Folk Art Ship’s Portrait

Ref: 8264

$685.00

A wonderful naively-executed Nova Scotia folk art painted ship's portrait on oilcloth by Stewart Ernest Densmore of Noel Shore, Hants County, Nova Scotia circa 1940. The Noel Shore was a major shipbuilding area during the late 19th and early 20th centuries and this large 4-master would've been the type of vessel frequenting these waters as this area is listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as having the highest tides on earth. George and Levi Densmore were both well-known sea captains of the area during the late 19th century. The Densmores and O'Briens were the first settlers in Noel, with James Densmore's land grant dating to 1764. East Noel to this day is still also referred to as Densmore's Mills. 

 

This painting was found rolled up, but looks to have at one time been wrapped around and tacked onto a board. It is currently mounted within a modern frame for display. The painting is 19" x 23" and the total framed size is 21.5" x 25.5". Signed on reverse. Census data indicates Stewart Ernest Densmore was born on June 25th, 1885 in Noel Shore and he died in Kentville in 1973, at the age of 87. 

Dimensions: 21.5"x25.5"


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