Portrait, Staff Officer in Uniform, War of 1812 Period
Oil on canvas (Frame: 31 by 25"; view: 25.25 by 19.25")
Lined with masonite; extremely minor fill, period frame
Painting, Mt. Vernon and Washington's Tomb by Moonlight
William Mathew Prior (Inscribed on reverse)
PAINTING GARRET / No.36 TRENTON ST. / EAST BOSTON. / W.M. PRIOR.
Oil on canvas
The verso displays Prior's stamp "PAINTING GARRET" as he called his painting studio that was located within the Prior home that the artist built and shared with his wife at 36 Trenton Street; he painted here from 1846 until his death in 1873.
The canvas remains on Its original stretcher within a period gilt frame.
The Washington family vault at Mount Vernon was replaced in 1837 by a tomb featuring the entryway depicted in this painting. (Frame: 29.5 by 23.75")
Print in Eglomaise Mat
Dimensions: 15.5 by 17.5-inches.
George Washington, After Gilbert Stuart Athenaeum Portrait
Anonymous, found in South Carolina
Oil on Canvas
19th Century - SOLD
The canvas was mounted on wood during the mid-twentieth century; all else fine. The view area measures 25 by 31".
328-4 - SOLD
General Joshua Chamberlain
Late 19th Century
Frame: 33 x 39 inches;
View: 23.75 x 29.75 inches.
Pen and Ink Calligraphy
"GUARDIAN SPIRITS OF AMERICA"
Eagle With Breast Marked "Freedom"
Jackson, Crogan, Harrison, Bainbridge
Respectfully inscribed to Columbia's
free-born sons by the writer
August 20th 1822
There are two four-line poems surrounded by names of War Of 1812 heroes including Porter, Ripley, Hull and Jones. Minor soiling and toning, all else fine.
(Dimensions: 21.75 by 32-inches framed; 29.375 by 19.25-inch view area.)
Portrait of Henry Clay
Kentucky's Great Compromiser
After John Neagle...oil on canvas
Inspired by Neagle's iconic 1843 portrait of Clay...this 19th century full-length portrait of "The Great Compromiser" from Kentucky". Clay is shown gesturing toward a flag draped globe, to the right is a view of open fields extending to the ocean with various symbols of American success in trade, agrarianism, and industry. The painting is unframed and has been re-lined. The pigment remains strong and bright; scattered re-touch to thinning areas...all minor. (Approximately 46-inches x 30-inches.)