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Possibly E. Girard (Anglo-American, Early 19th Century) Three Portrait Miniatures of Two Ladies and a Gentleman

Auction:
2608M
Lot:
903
Sold for:
$444$375

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

Description:

Possibly E. Girard (Anglo-American, Early 19th Century)

Three Portrait Miniatures of Two Ladies and a Gentleman, c. 1815. Each backed with or with a remnant of paper printed with a mourning poem titled "Lines addressed to E. Girard, Portrait Painter..." Watercolor on paper profile portraits, probably depicting a mother, father, and daughter, the women painted wearing blue dresses, the paper pricked to resemble lace on the garments worn by both, the man with wavy hair and long sideburns wearing a black jacket heightened with gum arabic, dia. 4 1/4 in., mounted in matching black lacquered wood frames with gilt-brass liners. Condition: Toning, minor foxing.

Estimate $800-1,200

Keywords

Book collecting, Portrait miniature, Sideburns, Watercolor painting

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