11-01-2008 11-02-2008
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2431 Boston
November 1, 2008 03:00 PMCalender

Portrait Miniature of a Young Woman

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


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.


Clarissa Peters Russell