American School, 19th Century
Portrait of Benjamin Metcalf of Wilmington, Vermont, c. 1830. Unsigned, the figure identified in a penciled inscription verso. Oil on panel, 14 x 10 in., in a period grain-painted frame. Condition: Minor paint losses and retouch, two light scratches, panel slightly bowed.
Note: The man depicted in the present lot is the cabinetmaker who made and labeled the yarn swift, lot 39.
Paint loss: speck on rt. facing check, couple spots u.l. hair, 1 in. scratch above head and 4 in. angled scratch above rt. facing shoulder; retouch- thin line on upper lip and nose, rt. mouth corner, minor edge spots.