Attributed to Spoilum (Chinese, active c. 1770-1805) Portrait of a Sea Captain James Breath of New York City.
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- American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2482
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- November 08, 2009 11:00AM
Attributed to Spoilum (Chinese, active c. 1770-1805)
Portrait of a Sea Captain James Breath of New York City. Unsigned, subject identified in inscriptions on labels affixed to the reverse. Oil on canvas, 27 x 21 in., in a period gilt-gesso frame with eglomise mat. Condition: Relined, craquelure.
Note: James Breath was born in New York City sometime around 1775. He married Elizabeth Breath Leggett (b. April 1, 1778, and daughter of a notable figure in the Revolutionary War, Abraham Leggett) on October 16, 1800. They resided in New York and had nine children.
Craquelure seems stable, no evidence of retouch.