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3167B Boston
November 3, 2018 10:00 AMCalender

Jane A. Davis (Connecticut/Rhode Island, 1821-1855) Portrait of Alcy Ann Boss

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


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

Portrait of Alcy Ann Boss
Watercolor and pencil on paper, 4 3/4 x 3 7/8 in., in a gilt molded frame.
Condition: Minor toning, not examined out of frame.

Provenance: John Gordon; Peggy Hagel, New York, May 29, 1986.

Literature: Gail and Norbert Savage, catalog for Three New England Watercolor Painters exhibit (Art Institute of Chicago, 1974), pp. 46-47; Arthur and Sybil Kern, "J.A. Davis: Identity Reviewed," The Clarion, Summer 1991, p. 46.

Exhibitions: A Useful Trade: Itinerant 19th Century Portrait Artists, Brattleboro Museum and Art Center, Brattleboro, Vermont, October 20-November 25, 1985.

Note: Extensive genealogical notes on Alcy Ann Boss available upon request.
Provenance: The Arthur & Sybil Kern Collection of American Folk Art.
Estimate $1,500-2,500

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John Gordon, Jane A. Davis, Peggy Hagel, Arthur Kern, Sybil Kern, Gail Savage, Norbert Savage, Brattleboro