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Attributed to Charles A. Vaughn (Cincinnati, St. Louis, and Kentucky, 1844-1859) Genre Painting Sunday Morning in the Kitchen

Auction:
2365
Lot:
189
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$29,375$25,000

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

Description:

Attributed to Charles A. Vaughn (Cincinnati, St. Louis, and Kentucky, 1844-1859)

Genre Painting Sunday Morning in the Kitchen, 1840s. Unsigned. Oil on panel, the family scene depicted took place in the Versailles, Kentucky, home of Joseph Coleman Carter and Margaret Crockett Carlyle Carter, whose children pictured. along with two slaves, were Margaret in the foreground and Joseph Coleman Carter in the background with Daniel Drake Carter off to the viewer's right, 24 5/8 x 30 in. in original frame. Condition: Minor inpainting, revarnished.

Provenance: Family descent through the Carters to the consignor. The kitchen pictured in this painting remains much the same in the extant Kentucky home. The preceding lot pictures Daniel Drake Carter some 17 years later. The Carter family lived in Williamsburg, Virginia, until they migrated to Versailles, Kentucky.

Note: Charles A. Vaughn was a portrait painter in oils, who was active in Cincinnati from 1844 to 1856, and three years later in St. Louis. He also worked in Kentucky, according to the Dictionary of Artists in America.
Estimate $8,000-12,000

Keywords

Kentucky, Charles A. Vaughn, Cincinnati, St. Louis, Versailles, Daniel Drake Carter, Joseph Coleman Carter, Margaret Crockett Carlyle Carter, Williamsburg, Virginia, portrait painter , Carter, United States

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