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American School, 19th Century Portrait of a Woman Seated in a Windsor Chair.

Auction:
2349
Lot:
129
Sold for:
$16,450$14,000

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

Description:

American School, 19th Century

Portrait of a Woman Seated in a Windsor Chair. Unsigned. Watercolor on paper, c. 1815, depicting the woman wearing a beige short sleeved dress with sheer white ruff at her neck, her black hair secured on top of her head with black netting, with curls framing her face, seated on a yellow painted sack-back Windsor armchair, on a shaded gray background, 8 5/8 x 6 3/4 in., in a period molded giltwood frame. Condition: Very good.

Provenance: Ex Edgar William and Bernice Chrysler Garbisch collection.

Literature: An inscription affixed to the backing refers to American Folk Portraits: Paintings and drawings from the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Center; New York Graphic Society, 1981, p. 229 (#211) , and implies this portrait was one of five recorded portraits done by an unknown Massachusetts artist circa 1815, two of which are "half-length portraits of young women seated in Windsor armchairs; one is identified only as 'Sarah' and the other is believed to have been a member of the Greene family of Sunderland, Massachusetts. All four portraits have plain backgrounds."
Estimate $2,000-3,000

Keywords

Windsor, American School, Windsor Chair , Bernice Chrysler Garbisch, Edgar William, Ex Edgar William, Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Center, New York Graphic Society, Massachusetts, Sunderland, unknown Massachusetts artist , Portrait

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