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SAMUEL F B MORSE (USA 1791-1872) "GOLDFISH BOWL"
Samuel Finley Breese Morse (AMERICAN,1791-1872) oil painting on canvas titled “The Goldfish Bowl” depicting Mrs. Richard Carey Morse and her two children; Elizabeth and Charlotte. Absolutely a rare piece of American history with museum grade provenance. This is the original painting which with amazing provenance was gifted by Samuel F.B. Morse himself to his niece. Samuel F.B. Morse is the inventor of the single wire telegraph and creator of the “ Morse code” which would become the primary language of telegraphy in the world. This painting was on exhibit at the Guggenheim Museum, Spain recently till now. This Painting is also accompanied by handwritten documents by the artist as well. Our Colleagues at Sotheby’s relied to Elite Auctioneers regarding this painting stating that this painting appears to be slightly more developed than the other version at the Smithsonian. This piece comes with a full detailed condition report by Munson-Williams – Proctor Arts Institute (see photos). Mounted in wooden frame. Canvas on stretcher measure approx. Canvas on stretcher measures approx. Measures approx. es 29 3/4 x 27 7/8 in. (75.5 x 63 cm.). Measures approx. 39 1/2" height x 34 3/4" width (75.6cm x 9.5cm) overall including frame.
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