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

James Sanford Ellsworth (American, 1802/03-1874) Portrait of Calista Howard

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


James Sanford Ellsworth (American, 1802/03-1874)

Portrait of Calista Howard
Signed "Ellsworth Painter" below the image.
Watercolor on paper, 4 1/4 x 3 1/2 in., in a mahogany frame.
Condition: Very minor toning, not examined out of frame.

Provenance: Stewart E. Gregory; Judy Lenett, Silver Spring Farm, Ridgefield, Connecticut, November 17, 1979.

Literature: Exhibition catalog for James S. Ellsworth, Portrait Painter; Jacqueline Oak, "American Folk Portraits in the Collection of Sybil B. and Arthur B. Kern," The Magazine Antiques, September 1982, p. 568.

Exhibitions: James S. Ellsworth, Portrait Painter, Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Collection, Williamsburg, Virginia, October 13-December 1, 1974.
The Arthur & Sybil Kern Collection of American Folk Art
Estimate $1,000-1,500

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Arthur B. Kern, Stewart E. Gregory, James Sanford Ellsworth, Judy Lenett, Sybil Kern, Calista Howard, Jacqueline Oak, Williamsburg, Ridgefield