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Benjamin Greenleaf (Massachusetts/New Hampshire, 1769-1821) Portrait of A.W. Thayer of Boston

Auction:
2838M
Lot:
1519
Sold for:
$2,214$1,800

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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2838M
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
August 09, 2015 10:00AM

Description:

Benjamin Greenleaf (Massachusetts/New Hampshire, 1769-1821)

Portrait of A.W. Thayer of Boston
Unsigned, the subject and artist identified on a note affixed to the reverse.
Reverse painting on glass, the subject with curly hair and sideburns wears a white cravat and blue jacket with brass buttons, 16 1/2 x 11 1/2 in., in a black-painted frame.
Condition: Retouch mainly to background and jacket, small spots in face.

Note: A handwritten note affixed to the backboard reads: "A.W. Thayer, aged 22, +11 months./Painted Dec 1-9, 1818, by Benjamin/Greenleaf. Done at Boston, and an excellent likeness in the opinion of/everybody."
Estimate $1,500-2,500


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.

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