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Jane A. Davis, (American 1821-1855) Portrait of a Young Woman Holding a Red Book.

Auction:
2431
Lot:
587
Sold for:
$1,422$1,200

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

Description:

Jane A. Davis, (American 1821-1855)

Portrait of a Young Woman Holding a Red Book. Unsigned. Watercolor and gouache heightened with gum arabic on thin card, c. 1840, depicting the woman wearing a black dress gold beaded necklace and a brooch, 6 x 5 in., in a later molded wood frame. Condition: Toning, foxing.
Estimate $1,000-1,500

Old masking tape adheres card to mat on three edges on reverse, no inscription appears below mat, not laid down.

Keywords

Jane A. Davis, Book collecting, Gouache, Gum arabic, Watercolor painting

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