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American School, 19th Century Portrait of Ebenezer French (1787-1850). Unsigned. Oil on wood panel

Auction:
2255
Lot:
111
Sold for:
$2,585$2,200

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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2255
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
November 07, 2004 11:00AM

Description:

American School, 19th Century

Portrait of Ebenezer French (1787-1850). Unsigned. Oil on wood panel, the seated gentleman wears a black waistcoat, with a high standing collar and cravat, 26 x 24 in. (sight), in original giltwood frame. Condition: retouch, revarnished.

Note: Ebenezer French, who was born in Boston, originally worked at the Boston Patriot newspaper. With Isaac Monroe, he founded the Baltimore Patriot newspaper, which was the first to publish The Star Spangled Banner. He volunteered in two defense campaigns at Fort McHenry from the British Fleet bombardment. In 1825 President John Quincy Adams appointed Ebenezer French to a State Department position.
Estimate $2,000-2,500

Keywords

Ebenezer French, American School, Isaac Monroe, The Star, Fort McHenry, Department of State, President , Cravat, Quincy, The Star-Spangled Banner

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