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

Auction:
3167B
Lot:
125
Sold for:
$2,214$1,800

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

Description:

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

Portrait of Benjamin Willis
Unsigned.
Oil reverse-painting on glass, 14 x 11 in., in a gold-painted molded frame.
Condition: Minor paint lifting.

Provenance: Allen Daniel, New York, November 1, 1980.

Literature: Arthur B. and Sybil B. Kern, "Who Was Benjamin Greenleaf," Antiques World, September 1981, pp. 46-47.
Provenance: The Arthur & Sybil Kern Collection of American Folk Art.
Estimate $3,000-4,000

There are a few small spots of retouch in the background and two small spots of retouch in the hair.


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 Willis, Benjamin Greenleaf, Sybil B. Kern, Allen Daniel, Archaeological theory, Archaeology, Data collection, Evidence law, Greenleaf, Humanities, Museology, Seeds, Sybil, Terminology

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