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Attributed to Mrs. Moses B. Russell (Clarissa Peters), ( Massachusetts, 1809-1854) Double Portrait Miniatu...

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2365
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1
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$15,275$13,000

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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2365
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
June 03, 2007 11:00AM

Description:

Attributed to Mrs. Moses B. Russell (Clarissa Peters), ( Massachusetts, 1809-1854)

Double Portrait Miniature of Nellie and Fanny Hall. Unsigned, the sitters identified in ink inscriptions on the reverse. Watercolor on ivory, c. 1840, 3 3/4 x 2 3/4 in., in a molded giltwood frame. Condition: Minute paint losses to a chin, a cheek, and in both girls' hair.

Provenance: By family descent.

Note: Inscriptions on the reverse indicate Nellie Hall and Fanny Hall were "sisters of William Henry Hall and were born at 154 Dorchester Ave., in South Boston about 1828."
Estimate $1,500-2,500

Keywords

Fanny Hall, Clarissa Peters, Moses B. Russell, Massachusetts, Nellie Hall, William Henry Hall, Clarissa, Fanny Hill, Hall, Watercolor painting

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