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Portrait Miniature of a Young Woman

Auction:
2431
Lot:
402
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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2431
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
November 01, 2008 3:00PM

Description:

Portrait Miniature of a Young Woman, attributed to Clarissa Peters Russell (American, 1809-1854), watercolor on ivory, c. 1840, depicting an oval bust-length portrait of the woman wearing a dark blue dress with white lace trim on the neckline and wearing a brooch, 2 1/4 x 1 3/4 in., housed in a gilded copper locket case with chased bezel and hanger, engine-turned back with empty small chased bezel compartment, above an oval reserve engraved "H. E. Davis." Condition: Pigment migration c.l. background.
Estimate $2,000-3,000

Tiny paint loss u.c. background at top of oval.

Keywords

Clarissa Peters Russell, Watercolor painting

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