Attributed to Samuel Henry Alken (British, 1810-1894)
Four Coaching Scenes
Each signed or inscribed "H Alken" l.l. or l.r., attributed to Alken on presentation plaques, all with fragmentary labels from Arthur Ackermann & Sons, Inc., New York, affixed to the frames, labels from Closson's, Cincinnati, on the frame backing boards.
Oil on canvas, 11 x 15 in. (27.9 x 38.1 cm), framed.
Condition: Lined, retouch, craquelure, varnish inconsistencies, minor surface imperfections, surface grime.
Provenance: Skinner, Inc., American & European Works of Art, September 12, 2008, Sale 2422, Lot 421.
Two of the works also bear labels from Day & Meyer, Murray & Young, Inc., a moving and storage service in New York City. In some cases, that label was affixed over the Ackermann label, which are placed at the bottom edge, overlapping the stretcher and the frame
The titles inscrbed on the backings are: The Dover Coach, Mail Coach by Night, and The Toll Gate. They were added in a later hand and may not be entirely accurate.
Items may have wear and tear, imperfections, or the effects of aging. Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.