1819 - 1878
BURNING OIL WELL AT NIGHT, NEAR TITUSVILLE, PENNSYLVANIA
signed J. Hamilton (on the reverse)
oil on board
18 by 12 in.
(45.7 by 30.5 cm)
Painted circa 1859.
The Old Print Shop, New York
Lee B. Anderson, New York
Alexander Gallery, New York
Private collection, 1980 (acquired from the above; sold, Sotheby's, New York, September 24, 2008, lot 94)
Acquired by the present owner at the above sale
New London, Connecticut, Lyman Allyn Museum, American Romantic Paintings of the 18th and 19th Centuries from the Collection of Lee B. Anderson, February-March 1961, no. 35
Brooklyn, New York, Brooklyn Museum, James Hamilton, 1819-1878: American Marine Painter, March-May 1966, no. 23