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Attributed to William Prior (Maine, Maryland, and Massachusetts, 1806-1873) Portrait of a Man

Auction:
2255
Lot:
504
Sold for:
$4,700$4,000

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

Description:

Attributed to William Prior (Maine, Maryland, and Massachusetts, 1806-1873)

Portrait of a Man, 1840-1850, Boston. Unsigned. Oil on academy board, the gentleman with light brown hair that extends to his full beard, wears a dark suit with a white collar, sight 16 1/2 x 11 1/4 in. in an original veneered frame. Condition: minor paint losses.

Note: By the 1840s, the Prior family and brothers-in-law had moved to Boston. With the rise in popularity of the daguerreotype at the time, Prior worked with speed and assurance.
Estimate $1,500-2,500

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William Prior, Maine, Massachusetts, brothers-in-law, Daguerreotype

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