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November 3, 2018 10:00 AMCalender

Noah North (New York, 1809-1880) Portrait of Dewit Clinton Fargo

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


Noah North (New York, 1809-1880)

Portrait of Dewit Clinton Fargo
Inscribed and dated "By Noah North/No 11th/Mr. Dewit Clinton Fargo/Who died July 7th 1833/AE 12 years," on the back of the panel.
Oil on panel, 26 x 21 in., in a gilt-molded frame.
Condition: Minor inpainting in craquelure.

Provenance: Collection of William E. Wiltshire, Sotheby Parke Bernet, November 6, 1975, Lot 621; Sotheby Parke Bernet, April 30, 1981, Lot 40.

Literature: Nancy C. Muller and Jacqueline Oak, "Noah North (1809-1880)," The Magazine Antiques, November 1977, pp. 72, 88.
Provenance: The Arthur & Sybil Kern Collection of American Folk Art.
Estimate $2,000-4,000

Scattered retouch to cracquelure in the background and to lines along right and left edge of board adjacent to frame edge. Minor retouch in the hair; tiny spot of retouch to the next to sitter's right eye; retouch at edge of forehead.

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Nancy C. Muller, William E. Wiltshire, Sybil Kern, Dewit Clinton Fargo, Jacqueline Oak, Noah North