06-06-2004 06-06-2004
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2242 Boston
June 6, 2004 11:00AMCalender
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Attributed to Junius Brutus Stearns (New York City and Brooklyn, 1810-1885) Portrait of Stephen Brewer,

$4,406$3,750
Auction: American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2242 Location: Boston Date / Time: June 06, 2004 11:00AM

Description:

Attributed to Junius Brutus Stearns (New York City and Brooklyn, 1810-1885)

Portrait of Stephen Brewer, 1820s. Unsigned, oil on panel, the half-length profile of the young man contrasts his dark hair, eyes, and coat with his white collar points and cravat. (sight) 28 x 23 1/2 in., in original gilded pine frame. Condition: Good.

Provenance: The sitter "drowned in Haydenville in the Le... River" according to a note affixed to the reverse of the panel.

Note: Junius Brutus Stearns, born in Arlington, Vermont, and died in Brooklyn, New York, was best known for his portraits, although he did genre and historical paintings as well. He was a student, an exhibitor, and finally an associate and the secretary at the National Academy of Design in the mid-19th century.
Estimate $1,500-2,500

Keywords

Junius Brutus Stearns, Brooklyn, New York City, Stephen Brewer, oil, Haydenville, Vermont, Arlington, secretary , National Academy of Design