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J.H. Gillespie, (Anglo-American, active 1810-1838) Silhouette Portrait of a Gentleman.

Auction:
2431
Lot:
593
Sold for:
$237$200

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

Description:

J.H. Gillespie, (Anglo-American, active 1810-1838)

Silhouette Portrait of a Gentleman. The artist, active in Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York, and Eastport, Maine, identified on printed label on paper affixed to reverse of frame. Pigment on paper heightened with gum arabic, c. 1835, depicting a bust-length portrait of a gentleman, oval format, 3 x 2 1/2 in., in original rectangular ebonized wood frame with gilt metal surround. Condition: Very good, minor toning.
Estimate $400-600

Keywords

Eastport, Philadelphia, Maine, gilt metal, Silhouette

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