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Four Daguerreotypes of Painted Portraits

Auction:
2654M
Lot:
678
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$338$275

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Auction:
Discovery - 2654M
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
May 23, 2013 10:00AM

Description:

Four Daguerreotypes of Painted Portraits, an oversized quarter-plate depicting a bust-length painted portrait of a young woman, wearing sausage curls, identified in inscriptions on a label pinned to the velvet case pad: "Elizabeth Boardman Ingersoll Bowditch/Mrs. John James Dixwell"; two quarter-plate portraits of a young woman and a gentleman, and a sixth-plate portrait of a young woman, mounted in pressed-paper/leather cases, (imperfections).

Note: Elizabeth Boardman Ingersoll Bowditch (1823-1888), descended from many generations of maritime families residing in Salem, Massachusetts. She married Boston merchant John James Dixwell (1806-1876) on May 6, 1846. They resided at "Sunnyside" a mansion on Moss Hill Road, in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, and together had four children.
Estimate $300-500

Elizabeth Boardman Ingersoll Bowditch, Mrs. John James Dixwell-
Edge tarnish, spider on forehead, dust, few corroson spots. See add'l info below.
two quarter-plates portraits:
Young woman- minor tarnish, dust, case split.
Gentleman- minor light tarnish spots and dust, case split.
Sixth-plate of a young woman- tarnish ring, minor dust, case lacking cover.
Additional Bowditch/Dixwell Genealogy and related information can be found at the following websites:
http://www.ronulrich.com/rfuged/fam01983.htm
http://www.nga.gov/collection/gallery/gg60b/gg60b-45881-prov.html


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

John James Dixwell, Massachusetts, Salem, http://www.ronulrich.com/rfuged/fam01983.htm, http://www.nga.gov/collection/gallery/gg60b/gg60b-45881-prov.html

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