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    R.M.S. Titanic: Oil Painting of Iceberg by Rescue Ship Passenger. 6" x 4" oil on board depicting the iceberg that caused the sinking of the Titanic, surrounded by ice flows. The painting was done by a passenger on board the rescue ship, Laura Wilson Luce of Titusville, Pennsylvania. She was traveling with her husband and older sister at the time. Being an accomplished artist whose works had been exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the Carnegie Museum in Pittsburgh, she made a sketch on the spot which served as the model for this painting. It is double-glazed. The back side is inscribed "Taken from a little sketch I made on the Carpathia the morning after the Titanic disaster April 15th 1912. Laura W. Luce." Attached at the bottom is an engraved label of the ship inscribed: "On Board the Cunard R. M. S. 'Carpathia'". Housed in a deeply recessed mahogany frame.

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    November, 2015
    7th Saturday
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