06-04-2006 06-04-2006
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2322 Boston
June 4, 2006 11:00AMCalender
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Zedekiah Belknap (American, 1781-1858) Lot of Two Portraits: Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Richardson.

$30,550$26,000
Auction: American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2322 Location: Boston Date / Time: June 04, 2006 11:00AM

Description:

Zedekiah Belknap (American, 1781-1858)

Lot of Two Portraits: Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Richardson. The portrait of Mr. Richardson inscribed in the artist's hand on the reverse: "The Portrait of Mr. Jonathan Richardson aged 47 yrs. weight 237 lb./ Z. Belknap pinxt/ AD. 1829." Both identified on presentation plaques and on labels from R. H. Love Galleries, Chicago. Oil on panel, 27 x 22 3/4 in., in later mahogany veneer frames with gilt liners. Condition: Good, minor retouch.

Exhibited: Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Center, Williamsburg, Virginia, May 8-June 26, 1977, New Hampshire Historical Society, Concord, New Hampshire, July 1-August 28, 1977, Old Sturbridge, Sturbridge, Massachusetts, September 1-October 30, 1977.

Literature: Elizabeth R. Mankin, "Zedekiah Belknap (1781-1858): Itinerant New England Portrait Painter", The Magazine Antiques, November, 1976, pp. 1056-1070.

Note: Zedekiah Belknap was born in 1781 in what is now Auburn, Massachusetts. Following his graduation from Dartmouth College in 1807, he became a portrait painter working throughout Vermont, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts. His style changed considerably in the forty-one years he was known to have painted. He ended his painting career in Wethersfield, Connecticut, in 1848.
Estimate $8,000-12,000

Keywords

Zedekiah Belknap, Massachusetts, Jonathan Richardson, New Hampshire, Chicago, Sturbridge, Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Center, Williamsburg, Abby Aldrich Rockefeller, New Hampshire Historical Society, Virginia, Elizabeth R. Mankin, Auburn, portrait painter , Vermont, Dartmouth College, Wethersfield, Connecticut