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Skinner Auctions Boston MA
3222B Boston
March 2, 2019 10:00 AMCalender

American School, Early 19th Century Belisarius

Auction: American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 3222B Location: Boston Date / Time: March 02, 2019 10:00AM


American School, Early 19th Century

Inscribed "Belisarius Delinated [sic] By P.B. Wescott."
Watercolor on paper, 18 x 25 in. (sight), matted and framed.
Condition: Toning, repair to tear from lower edge, minor stains, losses, and abrasions.

Provenance: Acquired from Grace and Elliott Snyder, South Egremont, Massachusetts, April 28, 1985.

Note: Arthur Kern reports that on the day he and Sybil purchased this work, Judy Lenett had another similarly composed work of the same subject signed by Betsy Warren, of Saratoga [presumably New York], dated "May 12, 1817, Preceptress PBW." The Kerns surmise that Betsy Warren was a student of P.B. Wescott, who is listed in Lipman and Winchester's Primitive Painters in America, p. 182, as an artist from Greenfield, Massachusetts, known to have painted a watercolor memorial.
Provenance: The Arthur & Sybil Kern Collection of American Folk Art.
Estimate $300-500

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Arthur Kern, Betsy Warren, Judy Lenett, Sybil Kern, Elliott Snyder, P.B. Wescott, Grace Snyder, Greenfield, Lipman, Saratoga, Winchester