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One Finger Artist (American, Early 19th Century) Pair of Memorial Pictures.

Auction:
2349
Lot:
107
Sold for:
$12,925$11,000

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

Description:

One Finger Artist (American, Early 19th Century)

Pair of Memorial Pictures. Unsigned. Watercolor and ink on paper, one picture depicting a gentleman with a walking stick leaning his elbow on an urn-topped and garland draped monument inscribed "To the memory of the lamented wife & children of Edward Hancox." over a verse, with a weeping willow cascading behind, in a riverside landscape; the other picture shows a woman dressed in black, one hand hangs by her side with her first digit pointing downward, her other arm leans against a similar garland draped monument with a pious verse inscribed on it, with her other first digit pointing upward, painted with a similar riverside background, 10 1/8 x 8 in., in period Chinese gilt gesso and wood frames. Condition: Toning, light moisture stains.

Provenance: Frank and Barbara Pollack.

Note: These memorial pictures originated in Rhode Island.
Estimate $10,000-15,000

Keywords

Edward Hancox, Memorial Pictures, Barbara Pollack, Frank Pollack, Rhode Island, Garland

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