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Portrait Miniature of a Gentleman

Auction:
2431
Lot:
787
Sold for:
$178$150

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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, probably Continental, c. 1810, indistinctly signed "Wottsmuller" c.r., watercolor and gouache on ivory showing a bust-length oval portrait of the blue-eyed man wearing a white shirt and cravat, white patterned vest and blue jacket, 2 1/8 x 1 3/4 in., in an oval brass locket case with an empty compartment on the reverse. Condition: Some pigment deterioration.
Estimate $300-500

Pigment deterioration mainly on jacket, a little smudgy.

Keywords

Gouache, Horse coat colors, Watercolor, Watercolor painting

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