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3360T Marlborough
April 1, 2020 12:00PM - April 13, 2020 7:00PMCalender
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James Sanford Ellsworth (American, 1802/03-1874) Miniature Portrait of a Boy Holding a Riding Crop in a Wooded Landscape

$1,875$1,500
Auction: American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 3360T Location: Marlborough Date / Time: April 01, 2020 12:00PM

Description:

James Sanford Ellsworth (American, 1802/03-1874)

Miniature Portrait of a Boy Holding a Riding Crop in a Wooded Landscape
Signed and dated "Sanforth/Ellsworth/1835" l.l.
Watercolor on ivory and paper, 4 1/2 x 3 1/8 in., in an eglomise mat and gilt molded frame.
Condition: The face and shoulders on ivory laid onto a paper background; the face has a crack and small spots of pigment loss, minor toning on the background.

Provenance: The Lucy B. Mitchell Collection.

Literature: Illustrated and described in Lucy B. Mitchell, The Paintings of James Sanford Ellsworth, Itinerant Folk Artist, 1802-1978 (Colonial Williamsburg Foundation: Williamsburg, Virginia, 1974), pp. 58-60, fig. A27.

Exhibitions: James Sanford Ellsworth, Itinerant Folk Artist, 1802-1873, Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Collection, Williamsburg, Virginia, October 13-December 1, 1974.

Note: This item may be subject to state and federal laws. Buyers are responsible for shipping.
Estimate $3,000-5,000


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Keywords

Abby Aldrich, Lucy B. Mitchell, James Sanford Ellsworth