03-02-2014 03-02-2014
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2710B Boston
March 2, 2014 10:00AMCalender
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American School, 19th Century Pictorial Memorial Picture: "Sacred to the Memory of Catherine Myers."

$1,722$1,400
Auction: American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2710B Location: Boston Date / Time: March 02, 2014 10:00AM

Description:

American School, 19th Century

Pictorial Memorial Picture: "Sacred to the Memory of Catherine Myers." Unsigned. Watercolor on paper, depicting a village scene with a stone church beside a graveyard where three mourners stand beside a large urn-topped monument which is inscribed: "Sacred to the Memory of Catherine Myers, wife of Reuben Meyers/Who Departed the Life May the 12th 1834/Aged 52 y." over a sentimental verse, 24 x 31 1/2 in., in a later molded wood frame with gilt liner. Condition: Backed with linen, losses u.c. and u.l., toning, minor tears u.l. and l.l., foxing.
Estimate $800-1,200

1/2 in. dia. loss u.c. near edge. several small paint losses primarily at u.l. The tear at u.l. and l.l. are about 3/4 to 1 in. lg.


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Keywords

Catherine Myers, American School, Reuben Meyers