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

Attributed to Joseph Partridge (Rhode Island/England, b. 1792) Portrait of Isaac Cowell

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


Attributed to Joseph Partridge (Rhode Island/England, b. 1792)

Portrait of Isaac Cowell
Watercolor and ink on paper, 5 x 3 3/4 in., in a gilt-gesso frame.
Condition: Minor toning.

Provenance: Descended through the family of Miss Elizabeth Jones, Milton, New Hampshire; Roger Bacon, 1970; Sotheby's, The Bertram K. and Nina F. Little Collection, Part II, October 21, 1994.

Exhibitions: New England on Land and Sea, An Exhibition from the Collection of Bertram K. and Nina F. Little, The Peabody Museum, Massachusetts, Salem, September 7, 1970.

Note: The Index to War of 1812 Pension Files lists Isaac Cowell as living in Lebanon, Maine, married to Lucy Cottle as his first wife and to Mercy Keith as his second. The Partridge attribution is based on similarity to signed watercolors of Moses Brown and Joseph Chapman.
The Arthur & Sybil Kern Collection of American Folk Art
Estimate $6,000-8,000

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Elizabeth Jones, Joseph Chapman, Isaac Cowell, Joseph Partridge, Lucy Cottle, Sybil Kern, Moses Brown, Roger Bacon, Mercy Keith, Nina F. Little, Milton, Lebanon, United Kingdom