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Jane A. Davis (Connecticut/Rhode Island, 1821-1855) Portrait of a Man of Norwich, Connecticut

Auction:
3167B
Lot:
122
Sold for:
$5,228$4,250

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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 3167B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
November 03, 2018 10:00AM

Description:

Jane A. Davis (Connecticut/Rhode Island, 1821-1855)

Portrait of a Man of Norwich, Connecticut
Unsigned.
Watercolor and pencil on paper, 5 5/8 x 4 1/8 in., in a mahogany veneer frame.
Condition: Minor toning, not examined out of frame.

Provenance: Marna Anderson, October 26, 1984.

Literature: Frederick Fairchild, "Three New England Miniatures," Antiques Magazine, December 1923.

Note: Near the lower left corner of the image is a small red fingerprint that is suggested to be that of Jane A. Davis, as the sitter is holding a red book.
Provenance: The Arthur & Sybil Kern Collection of American Folk Art.
Estimate $2,000-4,000


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Keywords

Jane A. Davis, Marna Anderson, Sybil Kern, Frederick Fairchild, Norwich, Archaeological theory, Culture, Data collection, Evidence law, Humanities, Museology, Seeds, Sybil, Terminology

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