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Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2640B Boston
March 3, 2013 10:00 AMCalender

Silhouette Portrait of a Young Man

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


Silhouette Portrait of a Young Man, America, c. 1830s, hollow-cut head and jacket with penciled details to hair, stock, and jacket collar, the name "Rufus Augustus Hitchcock" inscribed in ink on the back panel of the frame, (minor toning and foxing), 3 5/8 x 2 7/8 in., in a period mahogany frame.

Note: The subject is reportedly Rufus Augustus Hitchcock, born May 2, 1813, in Cheshire, Connecticut, who was a clockmaker by trade, and father of William Augustus Hitchcock (1844-1864), a Civil War soldier who fought in the Battle of Antietam, was captured by the Confederate army, and died at 20 years of age at the Andersonville prison, Sumter County, Georgia.
Estimate $300-500

HITCHCOCK genealogy
Rufus A. Hitchcock, d. Apr.16,1886, ae.73 yrs. 5 mos.
Mary Ann, his wife, d. Oct.29,1875, ae.52 yrs. 5 mos.
William A. Hitchcock, Co.C,16th Regt., C.V. ,d.in Andersonville, (prison)
July 10,1864, ae. 20 yrs. 4 mos.

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Rufus Augustus Hitchcock, Andersonville prison, hollow-cut head, Sumter County, Confederate army, Cheshire, William Augustus Hitchcock, clockmaker, Connecticut, William A.HitchcockCo.C, William A. Hitchcock Co.C