03-02-2014 03-02-2014
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2710B Boston
March 2, 2014 10:00AMCalender
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James Sanford Ellsworth (American, 1802/03-1874) Pair of Portrait Miniatures of a Boy and a Girl

$3,198$2,600
Auction: American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2710B Location: Boston Date / Time: March 02, 2014 10:00AM

Description:

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

Pair of Portrait Miniatures of a Boy and a Girl,c. 1845. Signed "J.S. ELLSWORTH PX." below the subjects. Watercolor on paper, depicting the half-length subjects in profile, both highlighted with shaded gray clouds, 3 1/4 x 2 3/8 in., in period molded giltwood frames. Condition: Minor light toning.

Provenance: Lucy B. Mitchell collection, then family descent.
Estimate $1,000-1,500

Neither portrait has been laid down.


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Keywords

James Sanford Ellsworth, Lucy B. Mitchell