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Skinner Auctions Marlborough MA
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November 17, 2016 09:00 AMCalender
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American School, 19th Century Portraits of John Nielson and His Wife Lydia (Mendenhall), Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

$861$700
Auction: Discovery - 2959M Location: Marlborough Date / Time: November 17, 2016 10:00AM

Description:

American School, 19th Century

Portraits of John Nielson and His Wife Lydia (Mendenhall), Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
. Unsigned, each inscribed with the sitter's name and location on the reverse. Oil on canvas, 28 1/2 x 23 1/4 in., in period mitered wood frames with gilt liners. Condition: Both with craquelure and scattered minute paint losses.

Note: A genealogical search finds that Lydia Maria Mendenhall was born August 6, 1787, in Wilmington, Delaware, the oldest of six children born to Thomas and Mary (Zane) Mendenhall. Lydia married John Nielson on July 28, 1810, in Delaware township, Pennsylvania.
Estimate $500-1,000

cleaned, and exhibit unstable craquelure.


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Keywords

John Nielson, Lydia Maria Mendenhall, Mary (Zane) Mendenhall, Thomas Mendenhall, Wilmington, Harrisburg