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Daniel Huntington (American, 1816-1906) Portrait of Katrina Van Tassel

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American & European Works of Art - 3140B
Date / Time :
September 21, 2018 10:00AM


Daniel Huntington (American, 1816-1906)

Portrait of Katrina Van Tassel
Inscribed and possibly signed "Katrina Van Tassel/...untington" in pencil on the stretcher, identified on a presentation plaque, and with a canvas stencil from Goupil & Company, New York, on the reverse.
Oil on canvas, 12 x 10 in. (30.0 x 25.5 cm), framed.
Condition: Minor retouch, frame abrasion, surface grime.

N.B. Daniel Huntington created a larger painting showing Katrina Van Tassel paring apples while Ichabod Crane looks over her shoulder as an illustration for Washington Irving's Legend of Sleepy Hollow in 1861, to which the painting at hand clearly relates.
Estimate $1,000-1,500

Provenance: Private collection, Deerfield, Massachusetts.
Framed dimensions are 17 1/2 x 15 1/2 inches. Frame missing many of the little beads that surround the perimeter.

Stretcher also bears an illegible monogram stamp with two letters within a circle and the incised number "5051."

The retouch is minimal and consists of a few brush strokes to the apron of the sitter and possibly to the sitter's earrings (although the latter may be only the brown pigment showing slight fluorescence). Frame abrasions with paint losses to upper right edge.

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.


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