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American School, 19th Century Pair of Portraits of a Lady and a Gentleman

Auction:
2431
Lot:
416
Sold for:
$1,778$1,500

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

Description:

American School, 19th Century

Pair of Portraits of a Lady and a Gentleman, Unsigned, the stretcher of the gentleman's portrait insribed "Rapelye Family of Long Island." Oil on canvas, c. 1840, 30 x 25 in., in later molded giltwood frames. Condition: Relined, retouch, stable craquelure.
Estimate $1,500-2,500

The faces either have been cleaned and not varnished or have been repainted, the bodies (clothing have a varnish covering them, the background has a different varnish on it.. The conservation work has been well done and is unobtrusive unless looking under black light.

Keywords

American School, Long Island, Oil painting

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