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Skinner Auctions Marlborough MA
3121M Marlborough
August 12, 2018 10:00 AMCalender

Rufus Porter (Connecticut/Massachusetts, 1792-1884) Portrait of Reuben Bacon

Auction: American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 3121M Location: Marlborough Date / Time: August 12, 2018 10:00AM


Rufus Porter (Connecticut/Massachusetts, 1792-1884)

Portrait of Reuben Bacon
Watercolor on paper, 2 7/8 x 2 3/8 in., in a fruitwood veneer frame.
Condition: Minor toning, not examined out of frame.

Provenance: Wayne Pratt, August 1976.

Exhibitions: Reflections of 19th Century America: Folk Art from the Collection of Sybil B. and Arthur B. Kern, Museum of Our National Heritage, Lexington, Massachusetts, September 19, 1979-June 15, 1980; and A Useful Trade: Itinerant 19th Century Portrait Artists, Brattleboro Museum and Art Center, Brattleboro, Vermont, October 20-November 25, 1985.
The Arthur & Sybil Kern Collection of American Folk Art
Estimate $1,500-2,500

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Rufus Porter, Wayne Pratt, Arthur B. Kern, Sybil Kern, Reuben Bacon, Brattleboro, Lexington