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Framed Theorem Depicting a Bouquet Flowers

Auction:
2509
Lot:
632
Sold for:
$1,422$1,200

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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2509
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
August 15, 2010 10:00AM

Description:

Framed Theorem Depicting a Bouquet Flowers, Sarah Ann Henshaw Ward, Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, early 19th century, signed "S.A.H. Ward" l.c. Watercolor on paper, 15 3/4 x 17 3/4 in., in a period molded giltwood frame. Condition: Paper archivally backed with rice paper, repaired tears.

Note: Sarah Ann Henshaw Ward was born September 28, 1809, the first child of eight born to Andrew Henshaw Ward and Sarah Henshaw. Sarah married Francis Sumner Carruth of Boston in 1830. She is a descendant of William Ward of Yorkshire, England, who settled in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, in 1643, and is related to Artemas Ward, General and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces during the Revolutionary War. She is also related to the artist Ruth Henshaw Bascom, who resided in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, at the same time as Sarah.
Estimate $800-1,200

Repaired tears: Upper center about 3 in. lg. lower left about 1 1/2 in., creases at center left may be repairs.

Keywords

Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, Sarah Henshaw, Francis Sumner Carruth, Sarah Ann Henshaw Ward, Andrew Henshaw Ward, Artemas Ward, Yorkshire, United Kingdom, William Ward, General and Commander, Ruth Henshaw Bascom

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