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Attributed to Henry Benbridge (American, 1744-1812) Portrait of James McNutt Esquire of Virginia.

Auction:
2431
Lot:
351
Sold for:
$2,489$2,100

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

Description:

Attributed to Henry Benbridge (American, 1744-1812)

Portrait of James McNutt Esquire of Virginia. Subject and artist identified on plaque below and on label affixed to the stretcher inscribed "James McNutt Esqre. of Augusta Co. Virginia in 1780/Henry Benbridge pinxt." Oil on canvas, 30 x 25 in., in a period molded giltwwod frame. Condition: Relined, patch repair at center, minor scattered retouch.

Note: James Mcnutt was born in 1740, married Margaret McElroy in 1768 and resided in Augusta, Virginia. Together they had three children. James McNutt died September 6, 1811 and is buried at Old Providence Church, Rockbridge, Virginia.
Estimate $3,000-5,000

About 3/4 in dia. retouch to lip area, otherwise small areas of retouch primarily background edges.

Keywords

Virginia, Henry Benbridge, Augusta Co. Virginia, James McNutt Esquire, James Mcnutt, Margaret McElroy, Rockbridge, Old Providence Church

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