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October 25, 2018 12:00 PM - November 4, 2018 05:00 PMCalender

Samuel Lyman Richardson (Maine, act. 1830s) Portrait of Colonel Daniel Lewis

Auction: American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 3158T Location: Boston Date / Time: October 25, 2018 12:00PM


Samuel Lyman Richardson (Maine, act. 1830s)

Portrait of Colonel Daniel Lewis
Inscribed with subject's name and date of death in red pencil on the reverse of the frame and the stretcher, further inscribed, including with the artist's name, along the bottom stretcher.
Oil on canvas, 26 1/4 x 22 1/4 in., in the original painted frame.
Condition: Dry, thin surface with minor losses, no evidence of restoration.

Provenance: Purchased at French show from David Wiggins, July 29, 1983.

Note: A later inscription in blue pen along the lower stretcher relates the story known about this portrait of Colonel Lewis, which reportedly was finished two days after Lewis's death of "the numb palsy," as quoted in Country Life in Maine, a Century Ago. According to the note, the Colonel's son John posed for the artist to finish the portrait, "as John was supposed to look like his father."
Provenance: The Arthur & Sybil Kern Collection of American Folk Art.
Estimate $300-500

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Daniel Lewis, John, David Wiggins, Samuel Lyman Richardson, Sybil Kern