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American School, 19th Century A Pair of Portraits of The Kidder Family.

Auction:
2195
Lot:
344
Sold for:
$1,175$1,000

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Auction:
Sale #2195 - 2195
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
November 02, 2002 11:00AM

Description:

American School, 19th Century

A Pair of Portraits of The Kidder Family. mid-19th century, Mrs. Kidder wears a black dress with a cameo brooch and necklace and holds a child in a white dress; Mr. Kidder is depicted in a bust length pose. Oil on canvas, 29 1/2 x 23 1/2 and 29 5/8 x 23 1/2 in., framed similarly in giltwood reproduction frames. Condition: Lined, scattered retouch.

Provenance: In 1865, Henry Kidder (1822- ?) with Francis and Oliver Peabody established Kidder Peabody and Co., a diversified banking house of Boston and later New York. The child is Emma Kidder, the granddaughter of Henry Kidder. She became a Shakespearean actress.
Estimate $1,500-2,500

Keywords

Henry Kidder, Kidder Peabody and Co., American School, Oliver Peabody, Francis Peabody, Emma Kidder, Shakespearean actress