03-04-2017 03-04-2017
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2985B Boston
March 4, 2017 10:00 AMCalender
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William Willard (Massachusetts, 1819-1904) Portrait of a Boy in Profile, Probably the Artist's Son

$554$450
Auction: American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2985B Location: Boston Date / Time: March 04, 2017 10:00AM

Description:

William Willard (Massachusetts, 1819-1904)

Portrait of a Boy in Profile, Probably the Artist's Son
Unsigned.
Oil on canvas, 12 x 10 in., unframed.
Condition: Abrasions, retouch to large area at left edge.

Provenance: Purchased at the 1980 auction sale of Ernest Hall's estate in Sturbridge, Massachusetts.

Note: William Willard was a prominent mid-19th century portrait painter, based in Sturbridge, Massachusetts, whose list of sitters includes Abraham Lincoln, Chief Justice Appleton of Maine, and other New England public figures.
Estimate $600-800


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Keywords

Abraham Lincoln, William Willard, Appleton, Sturbridge