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Henry Treffry Dunn (British, 1838-1897) "Portrait of the Lady of Shalott"

Auction:
2481
Lot:
426
Sold for:
$3,851$3,250

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Auction:
European Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2481
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
October 24, 2009 11:00AM

Description:

Henry Treffry Dunn (British, 1838-1897)

"Portrait of the Lady of Shalott"
c. 1864, unsigned,
watercolor on card, framed, Sight 10 by 7 in., (not examined out of frame).
As can be seen through the bold similarity in style, Dunn was an art assistant to Dante Gabriel Rossetti, who once told him, "You are the best of fellows and my guardian angel". When the Uffizi asked Rossetti's brother to provide a portrait of Dante, he sent one painted by Dunn.
Estimate $800-1,200

Appartently very good with very minor toning/fading; not examined out of frame.

Keywords

Henry Treffry Dunn, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, art assistant to Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Dunn, English art, Italian poets, Poetry, Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood

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