03-03-2013 03-03-2013
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2640B Boston
March 3, 2013 10:00 AMCalender
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Attributed to Clarissa (Peters) Russell (Massachusetts, 1809-1854) Portrait Miniature of Little Girl with Her Cat and Dog.

$15,600$13,000
Auction: American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2640B Location: Boston Date / Time: March 03, 2013 10:00AM

Description:

Attributed to Clarissa (Peters) Russell (Massachusetts, 1809-1854)

Portrait Miniature of Little Girl with Her Cat and Dog.
Unsigned. Watercolor on ivory, possibly posthumously painted, depicting the blond-hair, blue-eyed girl wearing a white dress with blue ribbons tied at her shoulders, with a shoe and stocking on one foot, the other shoe resting on the patterned floor, she is holding a white rose, from which she has plucked a petal, and from which three petals and a leaf have fallen onto her dress, and she is seated on a green cushion, with a gray tabby cat in the right foreground playfully holding one paw up, and a little brown dog in the left foreground holding a small basket in his mouth, the background with a red drape on the left, revealing a cloudy sky, and a white rosebush on the right, (small crack l.l.), sight size 3 1/2 x 2 1/2 in., in a period hinged brown period thermoplastic case with red velvet pad.
Estimate $8,000-12,000

There is a small crack approx. 1/2 in. at lower left through the back end of the little dog.


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Clarissa (Peters) Russell, Massachusetts