Attributed to Benjamin Blyth (American, 1746-1811) "Eban'r Syms Aet. 13 years & 7 months."
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- American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2349
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- February 18, 2007 11:00AM
Attributed to Benjamin Blyth (American, 1746-1811)
"Eban'r Syms Aet. 13 years & 7 months." Unsigned. Sitter identified in inscription u.l. Pastel on paper, mounted on board, 14 5/8 x 10 1/4 in., in a later molded wood frame. Condition: Laid down on board, some cockling, slight smudging to inscription.
Note: Benjamin Blyth, born in Salem, Massachusetts, was best known for his pastel portraits. Many of his sitters were from the North Shore. In approximately 1781, he left Salem for Virginia.
Provenance: Roland Hammond, North Andover, Massachusetts.