02-17-2008 02-17-2008
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2397 Boston
February 17, 2008 11:00 AMCalender

Schoolboy Watercolor Family Record

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


Schoolboy Watercolor Family Record, "Thomas W. Tolman Scripsit 1810," signed and dated l.c. Watercolor on paper, with ink inscriptions of the vital statistics of three generations of the Wales and Penninman families residing in Braintree, Massachusetts, with an arched banner above inscribed "Let Union and Peace Make Discord Cease," over a ship at sea, a figure of Hope and house and tree and two columns with figures of liberty, sheaves of wheat, and a rose flanking the inscriptions, (repairs, toning), 18 1/2 x 29 1/4 in., in a molded wood frame.
Estimate $400-600

several old repaired tears and old losses, dark toning overall, not examined out of frame.


Watercolor Family Record, Hope, Wales, Massachusetts, Thomas W. Tolman Scripsit, Braintree