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

Jane A. Davis (Connecticut/Rhode Island, 1821-1855) Five Bowen Family Portraits, Thompson, Connecticut

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


Jane A. Davis (Connecticut/Rhode Island, 1821-1855)

Five Bowen Family Portraits, Thompson, Connecticut
Unsigned, the portraits include Millard, Lucy, Jonathan E., Lydia, and Jane Bowen.
Watercolor and pencil on paper, sizes to 7 1/2 x 5 3/4 in., in various period frames.
Condition: Very minor toning.

Provenance: Barbara Pollock, Highland Park, Illinois, August 10, 1989.

Literature: Arthur B. and Sybil B. Kern, "J.A. Davis: Identity Reviewed," The Clarion, Summer 1991, p. 44; Arthur B. and Sybil B. Kern, "Genealogical and Historical Research: On the Importance of Genealogical Methodology in Researching Early New England Folk Portraitists," in The Art of the Family: Genealogical Artifacts in New England (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2001); and Arthur B. and Sybil B. Kern, "The Key to Identifying New England Folk Portraitists," Antiques and the Arts Weekly, April 5, 2002, pp. 41-42.

Exhibitions: For the Record: Art and Artifacts of the American Family, Bennington, Museum, Bennington, Vermont, November 1-December 31, 2008.
The Arthur & Sybil Kern Collection of American Folk Art
Estimate $10,000-15,000

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Jane A. Davis, Sybil B. Kern, Jane Bowen, Barbara Pollock, Lydia, Thompson, Bennington