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Benjamin Greenleaf (Massachusetts/New Hampshire, 1769-1821) Portrait of a Young Man with a Masonic Pin

Auction:
3158T
Lot:
1053
Sold for:
$923$750

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

Description:

Benjamin Greenleaf (Massachusetts/New Hampshire, 1769-1821)

Portrait of a Young Man with a Masonic Pin
Unsigned.
Oil reverse-painting on glass, 9 3/4 x 7 3/4 in., in a black- and brown-painted frame.
Condition: Glass is broken but complete.

Provenance: Fernrock Antiques, North Conway, New Hampshire, August 12, 1982.

Literature: Arthur & Sybil B. Kern, "Benjamin Greenleaf: 19th Century Portrait Painter," The Clarion, Spring/Summer 1985, pp. 42, 46.
Provenance: The Arthur & Sybil Kern Collection of American Folk Art.
Estimate $1,500-2,500


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.

Keywords

Benjamin Greenleaf, Sybil B. Kern, Greenleaf, Guilder, One cent coin, Singing, Sybil, North Conway

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