08-14-2010 08-15-2010
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Marlborough MA
August 14, 2010 03:00 PMCalender

Pair of Portrait Miniatures of a Young Man and Woman

Auction: American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2509 Location: Marlborough Date / Time: August 15, 2010 10:00AM


Pair of Portrait Miniatures of a Young Man and Woman, probably the work of Sara Peters (Mrs. Leopold) Grozelier (1821-1907), Andover, Massachusetts, unsigned, the artist identified in inscriptions on the reverse: "Painted by Miss Peters (of Andover) in May 1844," watercolor on ivory, 3 x 2 3/8 in., in matching gilt-gesso frames. Condition: Very good.

Note: Sarah Peters was one of the younger sisters of well-known portrait miniaturist Clarissa Peters (Mrs. Moses B. Russell), born in Andover, Massachusetts. She married artist Leopold Grozelier in 1855, the same year she exhibited three portrait miniatures at the Boston Athenaeum.
Estimate $800-1,200

Tiny paint loss at top of young woman's head, the young man has a tiny paint loss on upper left edge which is hidden under frame, good condition, some losses to gesso on frames,


Leopold Grozelier, Andover, Massachusetts, Moses B. Russell, Sara Peters, Sarah Peters, Clarissa Peters, Boston Athenaeum, head