Eagle with Banner, Shield and Flag Wall Plaque (SOLD)

John Haley Bellamy (1836-1914), Kittery, Maine

c. 1888

Carved, painted and gilded pine

L. 16"

Inscribed on reverse “Carved by Bellamy for 4 M Schooner 1888 “Gracie D Buchanan” lost 1912 off Florida Coast” A rare and unique size. The Gracie D Buchanan was built in Bath, Maine in 1888 and stranded at Nassau Inlet on February 10, 1910.

Provenance: Private Texas Collection
Literature: Craig, American Eagle: The Bold Art & Brash Life of John Haley Bellamy (2014), p. 139, illus. p. 141, fig. 7.51.