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"On Peace" Poem on Laid Paper

Auction:
3158T
Lot:
1029
Sold for:
$185$150

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

Description:

"On Peace" Poem on Laid Paper, Benjamin Bonsell, 1785, written in alternating double lines of black and red ink flanked by classical figures, inscribed "Benj Bonsell" at the bottom, ht. 12 1/2, wd. 15 in.

Provenance: Sotheby Parke Bernet, January, 24, 1974, Lot 3595; Robert Eldred Auction of Americana and Marine Art, August 2, 1979.
Provenance: The Arthur & Sybil Kern Collection of American Folk Art.
Estimate $300-500


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Keywords

Benjamin Bonsell, Robert Eldred, Sybil Kern, Archaeology, Eldred, Humanities, Mayfair, Terminology, Upper East Side

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