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American School, 19th Century Portraits of Major Charles DeWolf and His Second Wife Elizabeth of Bristol, Rhode I sland.

Auction:
2482
Lot:
477
Sold for:
$7,703$6,500

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

Description:

American School, 19th Century

Portraits of Major Charles DeWolf and His Second Wife Elizabeth of Bristol, Rhode I sland.Unsigned, subjects identified in inscriptions on the reverse. Oil on canvas, 27 1/2 x 22 in., in original molded gilt-gesso wooden frames. Condition: Relined, minor retouch and paint loss.

Note: Major Charles Potter DeWolf was a master mariner. He and his brothers became some of Bristol, Rhode Island's biggest slave traders, and they amassed a large fortune from it. Charles, the oldest, acted as the family's financial consultant in the business. He also took an active part in the American Revolution and in the War of 1812. He was born on February 25, 1745, the son of Captain Mark Anthony DeWolf and Abigail (Potter) DeWolf. Charles married Mary Taylor of Bristol in 1771, and later Elizabeth Rogerson on June 3, 1789, after Mary's death.
Estimate $800-1,200

Keywords

Charles Potter, Major, Charles DeWolf, American School, Charles Potter DeWolf, Rhode Island, financial consultant in the business, Mark Anthony DeWolf, Abigail (Potter) DeWolf, Mary Taylor, Elizabeth Rogerson, Potter

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