06-03-2007 06-03-2007
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2365 Boston
June 3, 2007 11:00AMCalender

Attributed to Henry Sargent (Massachusetts, 1770-1845) Portrait of Fannie Paddock.

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


Attributed to Henry Sargent (Massachusetts, 1770-1845)

Portrait of Fannie Paddock. Unsigned. Oil on canvas, c. 1825, 24 x 20 in., in a later gilt gesso frame. Condition: Craquelure, with a few small losses l.l.

Provenance: By family descent.

Note: Family history included with the painting relates that Fannie was the daughter of Major Adino Paddock of Boston, a coach-builder to the Tory gentry, the Paddock building still standing near the Common. He owned land now used as part of the Boston Common, and at the time of the Revolutionary War, Paddock's property was confiscated by the American government. Paddock, an ardent Tory fled to Nova Scotia, and later to England. His daughter Fannie married Henry Washburn of Taunton, Massachusetts. He was the son of Isaac Washburn, a Minute Man and also on Washington's staff. They lived for several years on Beacon Hill. John Carver, a Governor of Massachusetts was an ancestor of this family.
Estimate $2,000-3,000


Massachusetts, Henry Sargent, Fannie Paddock, Adino Paddock, Major, American government, United Kingdom, Nova Scotia, Henry Washburn, Taunton, Isaac Washburn, Beacon Hill, John Carver, Taunton, Massachusetts, Washburn