11-19-2016 11-19-2016
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2961B Boston
November 19, 2016 10:00 AMCalender
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American School, 19th Century Portrait of a Girl Holding Eyeglasses in a Tortoiseshell Case

$2,583$2,100
Auction: American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2961B Location: Boston Date / Time: November 19, 2016 10:00AM

Description:

American School, 19th Century

Portrait of a Girl Holding Eyeglasses in a Tortoiseshell Case
Unsigned.
Oil on canvas, the child sits on a footstool and patterned carpet, 27 1/4 x 22 1/4 in., in an ogee-molded giltwood frame.
Condition: Relined, alligatored surface with inpainting.

Provenance: Mr. and Mrs. William Gunn, Newtonville, Massachusetts; Miss Mary Allis, Fairfield, Connecticut; Stephen Clark, Cooperstown, New York; Property of the Fenimore Art Museum, sold to benefit the Acquisitions Fund.

Literature: D'Ambrosio and Emans, Folk Art's Many Faces, 1987; Jones, New Found Folk Art of the Young Republic, 1960.

Exhibitions: New Found Folk Art of the Young Republic, Fenimore Art Museum, 1960, Rensselaer County Historical Society, 1967, Schenectady Museum, 1972.
Estimate $2,000-4,000


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Keywords

Stephen Clark, William Gunn, Mary Allis, Cooperstown, Fairfield, Newtonville