Portrait of Nantucket Captain Alexander Downs Bunker
This is an important portrait attributed to Nantucket artist James Hathaway of Alexander Downs Bunker, 1792-1871, a master of several Nantucket whaling voyages and the first keeper of the Sankaty Lighthouse. Oil on canvas, 27 in. x 23 in., sight; in a modern gilt wood frame. Cleaned, lined and restretched on original stretcher, with very minor retouching. Descended in the Bunker family.