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Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
3248B Boston
May 10, 2019 10:00 AMCalender

John B. Neagle (American, 1796-1865) Portrait of a Young Child with an Alphabet Book

Auction: American & European Works of Art - 3248B Location: Boston Date / Time: May 10, 2019 10:00AM


John B. Neagle (American, 1796-1865)

Portrait of a Young Child with an Alphabet Book
. Unsigned, identified in a letter from G.C. Neagle, the artist's son. Oil on canvas, 24 x 20 in., framed. Condition: Lined, retouch primarily to the edges of the composition, scattered minor paint losses, fine craquelure, varnish discoloration.

Provenance: Property from the estate of A. Margaret Bok, Rockport, Maine.

N.B. A copy of a letter from John Neagle's son accompanies the lot. The letter indicates that the subject of this portrait, described simply as "Portrait of a Seated Girl," is the daughter of Mr. Holmes and was shown at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in April, 1862. It is listed in The Annual Exhibition Record of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts as "Portrait of a Child," and the lender is Mr. George W. Holmes.
Property from the Estate of A. Margaret Bok, Rockport, ME
Estimate $700-900

Gummed labelwith typed inscription "40/Thomas Heath" affixed to the stretcher.

Framed dimensions are 26 3/4 x 22 3/4 in.

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George W. Holmes, John B. Neagle, A. Margaret Bok, G.C. Neagle, Rockport