08-11-2012 08-11-2012
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Marlborough MA
2608M Marlborough
August 11, 2012 10:00 AMCalender

Family Group Silhouette Portrait

Auction: American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2608M Location: Marlborough Date / Time: August 12, 2012 10:00AM


Family Group Silhouette Portrait, England, c. 1840, cut and pasted silhouette with bronze highlights picturing a portly gentleman with wispy hair wearing spectacles, seated in a classical chair holding a book in one hand, with two young boys standing in front of him, a label affixed to the reverse identifying the subjects is inscribed "F. L----s Dales Grandfather Rev. Peter Steele Dale/His Father Robert Morris Dale/His Uncle Polus Dale," (toning, minor foxing, and light stains), 12 3/4 x 13 1/2 in., in a period bird's-eye maple veneer frame.

Note: Rev. Peter Steele Dale entered Brazenose College, Oxford, England, was ordained in 1802, and was appointed minister at Hollingfare Church in Warrington, England, in 1829, where he remained until his death in 1870 at the age of 90.
Estimate $300-500


United Kingdom, Peter Steele Dale, Dales Grandfather Rev., classical chair, Father Robert Morris Dale, Uncle Polus Dale, Oxford, Brazenose College, Hollingfare Church in Warrington, minister, Warrington