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American School, 19th Century Double Portrait of Mary Elizabeth and Caroline Brackett of Newton, Massachusetts, in Pink Dresses

Auction:
2985B
Lot:
332
Sold for:
$9,840$8,000

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

Description:

American School, 19th Century

Double Portrait of Mary Elizabeth and Caroline Brackett of Newton, Massachusetts, in Pink Dresses
Unsigned.
Oil on canvas, 36 x 29 1/4 in., in a giltwood frame.
Condition: Relined, very minor inpainting.

Provenance: Reportedly painted by an itinerant artist who boarded at the home of Charles and Lucy Gay Brackett on Waverly Ave. in Newton, Massachusetts, for a year. Apparently, there were portraits painted of all nine children and a full-length portrait of the parents.
Estimate $4,000-6,000


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

Caroline Brackett, Mary Elizabeth, Charles Brackett, Lucy Gay Brackett, Brackett, Inpainting, Newton

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