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November 8, 2009 11:00 AMCalender

Portrait Miniature of Colonel Dudley Coleman (1745-1797)

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Auction: American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2482Location: BostonDate / Time: November 08, 2009 11:00AM


Portrait Miniature of Colonel Dudley Coleman (1745-1797), America, late 18th century, unsigned, subject identified in engraved inscriptions on the reverse, watercolor on ivory, 1 1/2 x 1 in., in a navette-shaped gilt brass case with beaded surround, the reverse with bright-cut border and inscribed "Col. Dudley Colman, Born Aug.t 13th 1745, Died Nov.r 16th 1791." Condition: Missing glass.

Note: Colonel Dudley Coleman was born August 13, 1745, in Newbury, Massachusetts, the son of Benjamin and Anne Coleman. He is briefly mentioned as a lieutenant in Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors of the Revolutionary War, Boston, 1902, p. 49.
Estimate $300-500


Dudley Coleman, Colonel, 1 1/2, Dudley Colman, Newbury, Anne Coleman, Benjamin Coleman, Massachusetts, Lieutenant