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Zedekiah Belknap (American, 1781-1858) Pair of Portraits of a New England Man and Woman

Auction:
2608M
Lot:
1393
Sold for:
$2,370$2,000

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

Description:

Zedekiah Belknap (American, 1781-1858)

Pair of Portraits of a New England Man and Woman, c. 1820. Unsigned. Oil on canvas, 22 1/4 x 17 1/2 in., in matching period gilt-gesso frames, the protective backings mounted with the original "Hastings & Davenport" printed paper Boston framer's labels. Condition: Relined, minor retouch, and craquelure.

Provenance: Family descent from the original owners, sold at Christie's, New York, Auction 7924, Lot 109, June 22, 1994 (auction label affixed to the back of the frame), then to the consignors.
Estimate $2,000-3,000

Replaced stretchers, woman- minor retouch to small spots in u.l. hair, a few small spots and lines on forehead, nose, chin, and under lower lip, few spots on clothing, several small spots in background; Man- less retouch than woman, small spots on forehead, chin, hair, lower jacket area, sparse spots to background.

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Davenport, Christies

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