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Benjamin Russell

American, 1804-1885

Benjamin Russell was a native of New Bedford and spent four years on a whaler in the 1840s. His experience enabled him to paint with a sense of realism that is faithful and informative, as well as dramatic. He is generally regarded as the best American illustrator of whaling under sail. After working for Nathaniel Currier in New York, he returned to his native Boston and started his own business. He employed Winslow Homer, one of America’s greatest 19th-century artists, among others. His whaling lithographs are by far the best of the period, and this particularly vivid image is considered one of the two most desirable that he published.

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19th Century Colored Lithograph of Sperm Whaling with Its Varieties, 1870
By Benjamin Russell
Located in Nantucket, MA
Fine colored lithograph of Sperm Whaling with its Varieties, after Original by Benjamin Russell (New Bedford: 1804-1885), Published by John Henry Bufford (Boston: 1810-1870), Artist’...
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1870s American Other Antique Benjamin Russell

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19th Century Original Whaling Painting by Benjamin Russell, circa 1880
By Benjamin Russell
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Benjamin Russell furniture is available on 1stDibs for sale. These distinctive objects are frequently made of metal and designed with extraordinary care. There are many options in our Benjamin Russell furniture collection, although beige editions of this piece are particularly popular. There are 2 vintage versions of these items in stock, while there is 0 modern edition to choose from as well. Many customers also consider furniture by Walter Emerson Baum Furniture, Robert William Wood Furniture and Bunny Yeager Furniture if you are looking for additional options. Prices for Benjamin Russell furniture can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. The price for these items starts at $3,850 and tops out at $4,800, while pieces like these can sell for $4,325 on average..