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Portrait Miniature of a Gentleman Wearing a Blue Jacket

Auction:
2349
Lot:
794
Sold for:
$353$300

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

Description:

Portrait Miniature of a Gentleman Wearing a Blue Jacket, attributed to William Lewis (Massachusetts, 1788-after 1838), circa 1835 watercolor on ivory showing a bust-length oval portrait of the man facing right wearing a white shirt and black cravat, 2 1/4 x 1 3/4 in., in an oval brass pendant frame with a small empty compartment on the reverse. Condition: Very good.

Note: William Lewis painted portraits and miniatures in Salem, Boston, and Rhode Island. His distinctive work often shows his subjects' heads placed high on the ivory, having a faint smile, gently hooked noses, and unfinished ears; the backgrounds are often painted light green, all featured in this example.
Estimate $400-600

Keywords

William Lewis, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Miniature painting, Portrait miniature, Watercolor painting

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