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George Savary Wasson Circa 1889 Oil Painting "Wreck of Schooner 'Oliver Dyer'"

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George Savary Wasson (American; 1855 – 1932)
Wreck of Schooner “Oliver Dyer”, circa 1889
Oil on panel
Signed “G.S. Wasson” to lower right
Titled, dated, and inscribed to verso

An oil painting on panel titled Wreck of Schooner ‘Oliver Dyer’ by American artist George Savary Wasson (1855 – 1932), created circa 1889. Featuring a ship tossed by tumultuous waves, this work is signed ‘G.S. Wasson’ to the lower right. Presented in a gilt and gesso frame with foliate molding, the work is titled and inscribed to the panel verso, reading Wreck of Schr. ’Oliver Dyer” / Jerry’s Point, Newcastle, N.H. / All but one of the crew rescued in breeches-buoy.

George Savary Wasson studied at the Royal Academy in Wurttemberg, Germany. As a boat owner, he spent much of his time on the coasts of Maine Massachusetts, and New Hampshire. As a result, he is known for his marine subjects and work that records the coastal culture of New England. Venues that regularly exhibited his work include the Boston Art Club and the Pennsylvania Academy.


- inner right mold chipped off; chips, stains, scratches, and finish loss throughout frame.


11.75" W x 9.75" H x 2.5" D

- measurement of frame; panel size measures approximately 8" W x 6" H.

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