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August 11, 2013 10:00 AMCalender

Thomas Ware (American, 1803-1836) Portrait of Vienna Goodnow, Aged 24 Years.

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Auction: American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2669MLocation: MarlboroughDate / Time: August 11, 2013 10:00AM


Thomas Ware (American, 1803-1836)

Portrait of Vienna Goodnow, Aged 24 Years. Unsigned, the subject identified in penciled inscriptions on the back of the portrait "Painted by Thomas Ware; Framed by Abiah Smart; Picture of Vienna Goodnow, Born February 6, 1796/Painted when 24 yrs old/Painting is 73 years old/Died 1886/June/1930-Picture 110 yrs old"; Vienna Goodnow is reportedly from Springfield, Vermont. Oil on panel, 24 3/2 x 19 1/2 in., in a period mahogany veneered frame. Condition: Scattered surface abrasions, retouch.

Provenance: Sotheby Parke Bernet, New York; Jack Martin, New York.

Literature: See "Thomas Ware: Vermont Portrait Painter," The Clarion, Winter 1983/84, pp. 36-45, fig. 8.

Estimate $3,000-5,000

Retouch to several spots on hair, outlinging her curls, left cheek, and background outlining ruffled collar, and aeras on bodice of dress, small spots of paint losses on surface abrasions to scratch on chin/neck, spots on background, c.l. and l.r., spots on dress l.l. and l.r.

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Thomas Ware, Vienna Goodnow, Vermont, Springfield, Jack Martin, Sotheby Parke Bernet, Portrait Painter, Clarion, The Clarion