02-24-2002 02-24-2002
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Bolton MA
2128
February 24, 2002 10:00AMCalender
447

American School, 19th Century/20th Century Portrait of Dr. William Burnet, Surgeon General of the Army.

$3,819$3,250
Auction: Sale #2128 - 2128 Location: Bolton Date / Time: February 24, 2002 10:00AM

Description:

American School, 19th Century/20th Century

Portrait of Dr. William Burnet, Surgeon General of the Army. Unsigned, sitter identified by label affixed to reverse. Oil on canvas, 29 1/2 x 24 in., in a molded gilt frame. Condition: Lined, scattered retouch, varnish inconsistencies.

N.B. The label further states that Dr. Burnet, a native of Elizabeth, New Jersey educated at Nassau Hall, became a prominent Whig and member of the Continental Congress. The doctor was at dinner with Benedict Arnold when Major Andre's capture was announced, forcing Arnold to flee. The portrait descended in the Burnet family and thereby to a Boston estate.
Estimate $1,500-2,500

Keywords

William Burnet, American School, Army, Surgeon General , Elizabeth, Congress, Nassau Hall, Benedict Arnold, Andre, Major