James Fulton Pringle (Anglo-American, 1788-1847) Armed American Schooner. Oil on canvas, 18 x 24 inches, with carved and gilded frame. Born in Syndenham, England, James Pringle exhibited his first marine work at the Royal Academy in 1801, and subsequently four others between 1812 and 1818. He seems to have been a wandering spirit and traveled extensively until 1828, when he arrived in New York, and resumed active work as a marine painter, exhibiting frequently at the National Academy of Design between 1832 and 1844, as well as the Apollo Association and the Brooklyn Institute. In his day, Pringle was well-known and considered one of the best of the marine painters then working in the United States.
Provenance: Quester Gallery (label on reverse backing panel, which in which the painting is titled "American Schooner Under Sail off Shore"); private collection until 2012; Northeast Auctions, 19 August 2021, as lot 800.