11-01-2008 11-01-2008
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2431 Boston
November 1, 2008 02:00 PMCalender
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Attributed to J. Evans (American, Early 19th century) Portrait of a Gentleman Holding a Top Hat.

$889$750
Auction: American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2431 Location: Boston Date / Time: November 01, 2008 3:00PM

Description:

Attributed to J. Evans (American, Early 19th century)

Portrait of a Gentleman Holding a Top Hat. Indistinctly inscribed with conjoined initials l.r. corner. Watercolor on thin card, c. 1825, 11 1/2 x 6 1/8 in., in a period molded giltwood frame. Condition: Light toning, minor foxing, small separation of u.r. corner.

Note: The artist J. Evans worked in the Portsmouth, New Hampshire and Boston-Roxbury areas of Massachusetts. He usually rendered his portraits full-length and in profile.

Estimate $1,000-1,500

The small triangular corner separation piece (about 1/2 x 1/3 in. and hidden by frame), retained in a small plastic bag behind backing.

Keywords

J. Evans, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Portsmouth