03-02-2014 03-02-2014
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2710B Boston
March 2, 2014 10:00 AMCalender

James Sanford Ellsworth (American, 1802/03-1874) Pair of Husband and Wife Portrait Miniatures.

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


James Sanford Ellsworth (American, 1802/03-1874)

Pair of Husband and Wife Portrait Miniatures. Signed "Ellsworth Painter" below the subjects. Watercolor on paper, depicting the half-length subjects in profile, holding a book, surrounded by shaded gray cloud-like formations, sight size 2 3/4 x 2 1/2 in., in a common period mahogany frame. Condition: Minor toning, a few superfluous black specks on background, frame with repaired cracks.

Provenance: Formerly in the Follansbee collection, Lucy B. Mitchell collection, then by family descent.

Exhibitions: These portrait miniatures are listed and described in The paintings of James Sanford Ellsworth, itinerant folk artist, 1802-1873, catalog of an exhibition presented by the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Collection, Williamsburg, Virginia, October 13--December 1, 1974.
Estimate $1,500-2,500

Not laid down.

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James Sanford Ellsworth, Lucy B. Mitchell, itinerant folk artist, Virginia, Williamsburg