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American School, 19th Century Presentation Portrait of a Dog to Pewterer Roswell Gleason (1799-1877) of Dorchester Massachusetts. Unsig

Auction:
2397
Lot:
340
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$830$700

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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2397
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
February 17, 2008 11:00AM

Description:

American School, 19th Century

Presentation Portrait of a Dog to Pewterer Roswell Gleason (1799-1877) of Dorchester Massachusetts.
Unsigned, the reverse inscribed "Dorchester 19 June '58 Presented to R. Gleason by Ball Hughes as a slight mark of his heartfelt gratitude for his kind loan of Poor Charley. (signed) "B.H." Watercolor on card, showing a dog seated beside a road sign reading "Five Miles to Boston," 6 3/4 x 4 5/8 in., in a gold-painted wood frame. Condition: Minor toning.

Note: Robert Ball Hughes (1806-1868) is listed as a sculptor who came to the United States in 1829 from England and settled first in New York City and later in Dorchester, Massachusetts.
Estimate $500-700

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Dorchester, Massachusetts, Robert Ball Hughes, American School, New York City, United Kingdom, United States, Dorchester, Boston

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