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Portrait Miniature of American Revolutionary General Henry Knox

Auction:
2482
Lot:
11
Sold for:
$2,015$1,700

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

Description:

Portrait Miniature of American Revolutionary General Henry Knox, Attributed to Sarah Goodridge (American, 1788-1853), after Gilbert Stuart, c. 1820, unsigned, watercolor on ivory, oval, 2 5/8 x 2 1/8 in., housed in a molded composition frame with gilt-brass liner. Condition: Small spot on neck.

Literature: See American Portrait Miniatures: The Worcester Art Museum Collection, by Susan Strickler and Marianne Gibson, Worcester, Massachusetts, pp. 108-9. A similar portrait miniature attributed to Gilbert Stuart of General Knox is depicted. The text states that Gilbert "Stuart painted it in his studio in 1820 as a demonstration piece for the young miniature painter Sarah Goodridge...Goodridge painted several miniatures of Stuart himself as well as copies in miniature of a few of his portraits."
Estimate $1,500-2,500

Keywords

Gilbert Stuart, Sarah Goodridge, Henry Knox, Marianne Gibson, Susan Strickler, Massachusetts, young miniature painter, Miniature, Miniature painting, Portrait miniature, Stuart

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