02-19-2006 02-19-2006
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2308 Boston
February 19, 2006 11:00 AMCalender
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American School, 19th Century Portrait of an Eagle with Arrows and Olive Branches.

$300$300
Auction: American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2308 Location: Boston Date / Time: February 19, 2006 11:00AM

Description:

American School, 19th Century

Portrait of an Eagle with Arrows and Olive Branches. Unsigned, possibly Native American. Watercolor and pen and ink on paper, 3 1/2 x 4 1/4 in., in a 20th century wood frame. Condition: Tears u.c., c.r., and l.r., pigment loss l.c., center crease, toning.

Note: Two notes, one affixed to the backing and one inscribed on a piece of cardboard padding, indicate that the drawing is "An American Indian's remarkable early rendition of our national emblem" and was "originally purchased in the 1930's on a western U.S. visit & given to Paul MacAlister for his eagle collection, 1953 Lake Bluff, IL."
Estimate $600-800

the paper lightly affixed to backing paper at top and side, 1 in tear u.c., 1/4 in. tear c.r., and l.c.

Keywords

American School, Arrows Branches, Olive Branches, Paul MacAlister, United States