06-10-2001 06-10-2001
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Bolton MA
2076
June 10, 2001 10:00AMCalender
460

Attributed to Thomas Ball (American

$748$650
Auction: Sale #2076 - 2076 Location: Bolton Date / Time: June 10, 2001 10:00AM

Description:

Attributed to Thomas Ball (American, 1819-1911) Portrait of a Young Gentleman. Unsigned. Oil on canvas, 26 x 22 in., unframed. Condition: Lined, repaired, retouch. N.B. The lot is accompanied by a note in period script reading "Painted by Thomas Ball a great sculptor and painter the man who so many years was painting a picture of Christ." After 1851, Ball devoted himself to works of sculpture, prominent among which are the Washington monument in Boston. In 1891 he published an autobiography titled "My Three Score Years and Ten."
Estimate $1,200-1,800

Keywords

Thomas Ball, great sculptor and painter, Washington monument