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Portrait Miniature of a Gentleman

Auction:
2431
Lot:
588
Sold for:
$889$750

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

Description:

Portrait Miniature of a Gentleman, attributed to Ruby Devol Finch (vicinity of Westport Point, Massachusetts, 1804-1866), watercolor on paper, c. 1835, depicting a bust-length profile portrait
of a young man with a pink tie, red, green and yellow striped vest and black coat, against a background painted with scrolls, 4 x 3 in. in a period molded giltwood frame. Condition: Toning, small edge repair c.r., light stains.

Provenance:
Howard and Jean Lipman collecton, sold at Sotheby's, The Howard and Jean Lipman Collection of Important American Folk Art & Painted Furniture, November 14, 1981, lot 186.

Estimate $1,500-2,500

Old cellophane tape remnants on each edge slightly staining the paper, 1/4 x 1/6 in. repair of paper loss c.r. edge, retaining original paper.

Keywords

Ruby Devol Finch, Massachusetts, Howard Lipman, Jean Lipman, Jean Lipman Collection, Painting, Portrait miniature, Watercolor painting

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