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Amon Gilbert Justus Da Lee (American, 1820-1879) Profile Portrait Miniature of a Bearded Gentleman.

Auction:
2680B
Lot:
142
Sold for:
$1,080$900

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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2680B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
October 27, 2013 10:00AM

Description:

Amon Gilbert Justus Da Lee (American, 1820-1879)

Profile Portrait Miniature of a Bearded Gentleman. Unsigned. Watercolor on paper, with faint pencil lines, 3 1/4 x 2 3/4 in., in a period, probably original mitered mahogany veneer frame. Condition: Paint flaking on outline of jacket and chair, otherwise good.

Literature: The Magazine Antiques, July/August 2011, article "Side Portrait Painters: Differentiating the Da Lee Family Artists," by Joan R. Brownstein and Elle Shushan, pp. 154-161. The member of the Da Lee family who painted this portrait miniature was determined by the characteristics given in the article for each of the family artists. Amon Da Lee's portraits show "a faded but pronounced blue wash that covered much of the background sides...the heads appeared to be tilted at a slight downward angle, and the eyes are unfocused," which are characteristics of the portrait offered here.
Estimate $600-800

Not laid down.


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

Gilbert Justus Da Lee, chair, Joan R. Brownstein, Family, Elle Shushan

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