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

Portrait Miniature of a Bearded Gentlemen

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


Portrait Miniature of a Bearded Gentlemen, attributed to Clarissa Peters Russell (Mrs. Moses B. Russell), (Massachusetts, 1809-1854), unsigned, watercolor on ivory c. 1840, showing the gentleman in an oval with blue eyes and reddish-brown hair wearing a black jacket and a patterned cravat fastened with a stickpin, 2 x 2 1/4 in., in an oval pendant gilt brass case with chased bezel, the reverse engine-turned design with an empty small oval aperture. Condition: Good, two scratches in ivory c.l. of figure appear to have been there at time of painting.
Estimate $600-800


Clarissa Peters Russell, Massachusetts, Moses B. Russell