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Attributed to Benjamin Blyth (American, 1746-1811) "Eban'r Syms Aet. 13 years & 7 months."

Auction:
2349
Lot:
103
Sold for:
$2,585$2,200

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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2349
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
February 18, 2007 11:00AM

Description:

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.
Estimate $3,000-5,000

Keywords

Benjamin Blyth, Massachusetts, Salem, Virginia, North Andover, Roland Hammond, Pastel

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