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James Fairman (American, 1826-1904) large oil on canvas seascape painting of a boat heading across a stormy sea towards a walled city, possibly the Holy Land. Several figures in Orientalist clothing row and guide the boat, while others in Western style dress appear to be passengers. Signed "J. Fairman" lower left. Housed in a molded giltwood frame. Sight: 44 1/2" W x 32" H. Framed: 52 3/4" W x 39 7/8" H. Artist Biography: James Fairman was born in Scotland, and came to the United States as a child in 1832. He joined the National Academy of Design in 1842 and, during the American Civil War, served as a colonel. In 1871, he visited the Jerusalem and from that point, often painted scenes of the Holy Land and other ancient sites.
PROVENANCE: The Estate of Raymond White, Nashville, Tennessee.
CONDITION: Overall good condition with grime with three areas of inpainting in the upper-middle sky visible under UV light inspection; largest approximately 4" H x 4" W; Possible overcleaning in right middle margin and left middle margin, with some minor and flea bite losses, largest 1/4". Frame with wear and several losses to gilt.