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American School, Early 19th Century Miniature Portraits of a Man, Woman, and Two Children of the Ellis Family

Auction:
2922M
Lot:
501
Sold for:
$22,140$18,000

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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2922M
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
August 15, 2016 10:00AM

Description:

American School, Early 19th Century

Miniature Portraits of a Man, Woman, and Two Children of the Ellis Family
Unsigned.
Watercolor on paper, 3 3/4 x 2 1/2 in., in painted frames with eglomise mats.
Condition: Minor toning to images.

Note: A note in pencil on the back of the portrait of the girl indicates the family names as father, Thomas; mother, Bethsheba; daughter, Betsy. Betsy Ellis was born in Middleborough, Massachusetts, August 31, 1796, and died in Turner, Maine, September 28, 1867.
Estimate $8,000-12,000

the portrait of the girl is trimmed to an oval and the eglomise mat is more recent than the others. The girl is also more toned that the others. The frames are all original to the pieces.


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.

Keywords

Betsy Ellis, Thomas, Bethsheba, Middleborough, Turner, Mat, Middleborough, Massachusetts, Miniature painting, Portrait miniature

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