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American School, 19th Century Watercolor Memorial Picture.

Auction:
2230
Lot:
183
Sold for:
$14,100$12,000

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Auction:
Sale #2230 - 2230
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
February 22, 2004 11:00AM

Description:

American School, 19th Century

Watercolor Memorial Picture. Unsigned. Watercolor on paper, depicting an angel resting against a monument centered with an oval portrait of a young man, the monument inscribed "SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF MRS. CHARLOTT CHILD, DIED JAN. 11, 1815 AGED 48," a river flows behind the monument with two small sailing vessels bearing American flags, a building, weeping willow tree, and hilly tree-lined landscape in the distance, 15 3/8 x 21 1/2 in., in a molded giltwood frame. Condition: Stain on right portion, light toning, foxing.
Estimate $4,000-6,000

Keywords

American School, Book collecting, Watercolor painting, Willow