Here is a great signed limited edition nautical print done by John Stobart for your buying consideration. Would make a great gift or keep it for yourself!
Here is a nice John Stobart early highly sought after limited edition print (1975). The print is in pristine condition. It appears to have been framed and matted around that same time as was issued as well. The print was done, within a couple of years after he came to this country from Canada by way of England, to start selling his unique style and works in America. He set up his company called, Maritime Heritage Prints in 1976, so this was one of the very early and treasured pieces by collectors of Stobart's work.
Beautiful detailing and colors in this rendering of the Vicar of Bray in Yerba Buena Cove in San Francisco during the Gold Rush in 1849. Very eye-catching with the Vicar of Bray in full sail then all the other vessels around. This is number 119 of the limited edition of 750. We have not had one of the limited editions of this rendering to offer toour clients before. The print does not come with a certificate of authenticity. Hand signed and numbered in the right bottom corner of the print.
No foxing or brown spotting of the print going on. The print was professionally framed and matted by the Greenwich Workshop in Fairfield CT. No dirt or other specks of anything on the print under the glass. The wood frame is a gold colored with silver/gray accents around the inside. The frame is intact and still solidly together at the seams. Some minor loss to the frame finish. The glass is intact over the print, no cracks or blistering. We do see a glass blister on the top about four inches from the left corner, not impacting the print. Check out the great two layer matting with a antique white matting around the print with a gray color of matting accenting and making contact with the print. The paper on the back of the frame is intact for the most part. There is some waviness to the print from it not being pressed flat in the frame that will require taking the back paper off and laying down again.
The frame is 33.5" tall, by 44" across, by 1-1`/8" wide. The print that shows thru the matting is 35" across, by 23.5" tall. Let us know if you have any questions or need additional pictures. Don’t be shy to make an offer, as we are always open to reasonable suggestions!
The pictures provided both complement and supplement the listing description, so please look at them very closely as well. With old items, there is no way one can capture all the little imperfections in words, so the two media are meant to be the full description.
This John Stobart Ltd Ed Print is for local pickup in Wilmington DE. Buyer is also welcome to make their own packing and shipping arrangements as well. I have had a lot of clients use blanket ship companies like Antiques Express for higher end art pieces like this one. Our clients also use our local UPS store for their packing and shipping needs. To get a quote to your location just let us know and we will send the contact information over to you.
We will also offer to deliver the Vintage Print within 300 miles of Wilmington, DE one way. Price would be $.50 per mile for the round trip delivery plus any tolls/parking fees. So, for example, if 40 miles to your property and $10 in tolls, it would be $50 (2*40*$.50+$10) for seller to deliver item to you. You are more than welcome to pick this piece up in Wilmington, DE, if you care not to have it shipped to you.
Make sure that this item meets your needs and requirements before deciding to acquire it. The item can be returned, there is a 10% restocking fee to do so. So again, ask all questions you have, come see in person or send a friend to see the item on your behalf, prior to deciding to acquire it.
We will also have some other John Stobart limited edition prints for sale separately in our store. The listing numbers are 121996243444, 122052235139 (Artist Proof & Ltd Ed) and 112006893052. Just put the item # into the search line and it will come up or just go into the Marine/Nautical section of our store to find the print.
Some information about the print;
Included in San Francisco's armada of gold seekers were many foreign ships. The Vicar of Bray, shown here, was an English ship built in 1841 by Robert hardy. The bark was named after a sixteenth-century English vicar whose religious 'convictions' during the Reformation and post-Reformation shifted with preference of each occupant of the British throne, and thus he both survived and prospered while many of his more resolute brethren were either burned at the stake or hanged.
When the Vicar of Bray arrived in San Francisco on November 3, 1849, there were some 741 abandoned vessels in the cove. Even though there was a twelve-year jail penalty for jumping ship, the lust for gold usually over came all reason. The ships abandoned by their crews were pulled ashore to serve as hotels and warehouses.
The Vicar of Bray exhibited the ability of her namesake to survive; after escaping the maelstrom of the gold Rush, she resumed her role as a trader, and for the next thirty years transported cargo between the British Isles and South America. In 1880 she was hulked in Port Stanley in the Falkland Islands, where, incredibly, she remains to this day, the only surviving ship of the hundreds the thronged San Francisco Bay in 1849.
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