02-18-2007 02-18-2007
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2349 Boston
February 18, 2007 11:00AMCalender
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French School, 19th Century Portrait Miniature of Dr. James M. Morse.

$1,528$1,300
Auction: American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2349 Location: Boston Date / Time: February 18, 2007 11:00AM

Description:

French School, 19th Century

Portrait Miniature of Dr. James M. Morse. Unsigned. The sitter location and date identified from a typed label affixed to the reverse of the wood frame. Watercolor on ivory, depicting a bust-length portrait of the gentleman wearing a white shirt and stock, a cream-colored vest, and a blue jacket with brass buttons, 3 1/4 x 2 1/2 in., mounted in a period oval gilt metal locket case further mounted in a mahogany frame with gilt brass liner. Condition ; Very good.

Note: The inscriptions read: This Miniature painted on ivory is of Dr. J(am)es M. Morse, first cousin of S.F.B. Morse the inventor. He was a great friend of Mayor Kingsland of New York. He was also a '49er'. It was painted in either Marseilles or Paris about 1820."
Estimate $400-600

Keywords

M. Morse, French School, James M. Morse, Polaroid 88 Polacolor ER 3-1/4 x 3-3/8'' Film, 80 ASA (623959), period oval gilt metal locket case, S.F.B. Morse, Mayor , Kingsland, Marseilles, Paris