Portrait Miniature of a Gentleman Wearing a Blue Jacket
- Sold for:
- American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2349
- Date / Time :
- February 18, 2007 11:00AM
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.