Sperm Whale Clark Voorhees (1911-1980) Old Lyme, CT c. 1955 16 1/2 in. long
The following seven lots comprise a complete set of marine mammal carvings. This important carver began making whales in Old Lyme, Connecticut, the same town in which his father, Clark Greenwood Voorhees (1871-1933), was a founder of the Old Lyme Art Colony. The son later moved his workshop to Vermont. Many of his carvings were sold through the Four Winds Shop on Nantucket.
Signed on the back with incised "CV" and stamped "C VOORHEES." Original paint with minimal wear.
Provenance: Private Collection, California, acquired directly from the artist in the 1950s
Literature: Kevin Tulimieri, "Clark Voorhees' Carved Whales," The Magazine Antiques, January/February 2011, pp. 56-62.
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