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Attributed to John Ritto Penniman (Massachusetts, 1782-1841) Family Group.

Auction:
2431
Lot:
345
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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2431
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
November 01, 2008 3:00PM

Description:

Attributed to John Ritto Penniman (Massachusetts, 1782-1841)

Family Group. Unsigned. Watercolor on paper, c. 1830, 8 1/2 x 10 1/2 in., in a period molded giltwood frame. Condition: Repaired tears, minor toning and foxing.

Provenance: Sold as part of the cataloged exhibit of the Barry Cohen Collection, published by David Schorsch and Americah Hurrah, New York, 1990, which included the following note: "A related portrait depicting Ann Elizabeth Crehore of Milton, Massachusetts, signed by John Ritto Penniman and dated 1836, is illustrated in Nina Fletcher Little, Little by Little (New York: E.P. Dutton, 1984), p. 154, fig. 205 (color). For additional information on the artist see, Carol Damon Andrews "John Ritto Penniman (1782-1841): Ingenious New England Artist," The Magazine Antiques, July 1981, pp.147-70. "The Barry Cohen Collection" label affixed to the reverse.
Estimate $15,000-25,000

Professionally repaired vertical and horizontal tears, and backed with conservation rice paper support.

Keywords

John Ritto Penniman, Massachusetts, Barry Cohen, Barry Cohen Collection, Americah Hurrah, Milton, Ann Elizabeth Crehore, David Schorsch, Artist , " The Magazine Antiques, Carol Damon Andrews, New England, Book collecting, Cohen

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