09-07-2007 09-08-2007
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September 7, 2007 12:00 PMCalender

Thomas Sully (American, 1783-1872) Portrait of Henry McIlvaine

Auction: American & European Works of Art - 2371 Location: Boston Date / Time: September 07, 2007 12:00PM


Thomas Sully (American, 1783-1872)

Portrait of Henry McIlvaine
Monogrammed and dated "TS 1836" l.l., inscribed on the reverse, a partial period
label from Mrs. Montgomery Hare, New York, discusses the McIlvaine family.
Oil on canvas, 30 x 25 in. (76.2 x 63.5 cm), framed.
Condition: Lined, retouch, varnish inconsistencies, surface grime.

N.B. Biddle and Fielding references a bust length portrait of Henry McIlvaine, begun on April 22nd 1836 and completed on May 5th, 1836. Biddle, Edward and Mantle Fielding The Life and Works of Thomas Sully 1783-1872 (Philadelphia: Wickersham Press, 1921), catalog no. 1154.
Estimate $5,000-7,000

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Thomas Sully, Henry McIlvaine, Montgomery Hare, Mantle Fielding, Edward Fielding, Wickersham Press, Philadelphia