08-14-2010 08-14-2010
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Marlborough MA
August 14, 2010 02:00 PMCalender

Four Hollow-cut Silhouette Portraits

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


Four Hollow-cut Silhouette Portraits, a pair depicting a man and woman, each with impressed oval "Todd's Patent" mark under the bust for Isaac Todd (American, ac. 1807-1812), (toning), sight size 4 x 2 3/4 in., in molded bird's-eye maple frames; and a silhouette of a lady and a small silhouette of a gentleman, both with graphite details on their hair and collars, (toning, minor foxing), sight size 3 1/2 x 3 in., in period molded giltwood frames.

Provenance: The portrait of the gentleman by Isaac Todd has two typewritten labels affixed to the back indicating the pair was purchased from T.J. Kurtz, July 24, 1934, by a Mr. Reidenbach, and was once in the possession of Miss Lillian Russell and bought at the American Art Galleries' Russell sale in 1922.
Estimate $400-600


Isaac Todd, Lillian Russell