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William Matthew Prior (Massachusetts/Maine, 1806-1873), Pair of Portraits of a Husband and Wife, Possibly Hiram and Eunice Hall of Port

Auction:
2855B
Lot:
189
Sold for:
$738$600

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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2855B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
October 25, 2015 10:00AM

Description:

William Matthew Prior (Massachusetts/Maine, 1806-1873)

Pair of Portraits of a Husband and Wife, Possibly Hiram and Eunice Hall of Portland, Maine
Mrs. Hall's portrait inscribed "Mrs. Hall/Painted by WM Prior/Portland 1834."
Oil on canvas, 24 1/2 x 20 in., unframed.
Condition: Retouch to craquelure on Mr. Hall; very old patch to background on Mrs. Hall u.r., minor retouch.

Note: A modern handwritten note suggests that Hiram and Eunice may be the Halls shown here.
Estimate $1,000-1,500


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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William Matthew, Matthew Prior, Possibly Hiram, Portland, Lithics, Maine, Portland, Maine, Retouch

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