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Rufus Porter (Connecticut/Massachusetts, 1792-1884) Profile Portrait of an Elderly Gentleman

Auction:
3121M
Lot:
288
Sold for:
$984$800

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

Description:

Rufus Porter (Connecticut/Massachusetts, 1792-1884)

Profile Portrait of an Elderly Gentleman
Unsigned.
Watercolor on paper, 3 1/2 x 2 3/4 in., in a molded gilt frame with ropetwist decoration.
Condition: Minor toning, not examined out of frame.

Provenance: Alleged to have come from the estate of Francis Scott Key; Judy Lenett, Silver Spring Farm, Ridgefield, Connecticut, April 2, 1977.

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.
The Arthur & Sybil Kern Collection of American Folk Art
Estimate $800-1,200


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

Rufus Porter, Arthur B. Kern, Francis Scott Key, Judy Lenett, Sybil Kern, Ridgefield, Connecticut, Singing, Sybil, Lexington, Ridgefield

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