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John Wood Dodge (American, 1807-1893) Portrait of George Washington.

Auction:
2482
Lot:
53
Sold for:
$3,851$3,250

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

Description:

John Wood Dodge (American, 1807-1893)

Portrait of George Washington. Signed and dated "1864" l.l., inscriptions on reverse reading "George Washington. Painted from a cast taken by the French sculptor Houdon 8 years before his portrait, by Gilbert Stuart, was painted. The hair from Stuart's portrait. The figure from living model. Painted by John W. Dodge. Miniature Painter 362 Broadway New York City Finished March 31st 1864." Watercolor and gouache heightened with gum arabic on paperboard, 13 1/4 x 10 1/2 in., in a later giltwood frame. Condition: Loss to u.r. corner.
Estimate $1,000-1,500

1 3/4 x 1 in. angled loss at u.r. corner hidden under arch of frame, otherwise good The work was done on paper that was applied to card at the time of painting 9the brush strokes are visible beside the paper onto the cardboard.

Keywords

George Washington, John Wood Dodge, Gilbert Stuart, Houdon, John W. Dodge, Miniature Painter, New York City, Gouache, Portrait miniature, Watercolor, Watercolor painting

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