Amos Holbrook, Miniature Portrait of Aaron Gould, Aged 24, New Hampshire, Circa 1830. Small half-length, in a black coat, holding a book Inscribed Aaron Gould. Ag.d/24 [sic] along the upper edge

Amos Holbrook, Miniature Portrait of Aaron Gould, Aged 24, New Hampshire, Circa 1830. Small half-length, in a black coat, holding a book Inscribed Aaron Gould. Ag.d/24 [sic] along the upper edge

Most probably New Hampshire. Profile of young man in black coat detailed with wide lapels and buttons; water colored vest and high cravat. He holds a book in his right hand. The face and hand are executed in white watercolor pigment; facial features drawn in pencil.

An Amos Holbrook (born 1809) appears in the 1870 census in Niagara County, New York, as a cabinetmaker and another Amos Holbrook (born 1783) appears in the 1850 census in Norfolk County, Massachusetts, as a farmer. It is speculated that the artist engaged in his primary occupation during the spring, summer, and fall, and turned to portraiture to earn money during the winter months.

Item Date: 1830

Measurement: 5.25 x 6 inches; View: 3.75 x 4.5 inches

Material: Pen, ink, and watercolor, paint decorated period frame

Item Condition: Very Good; sheet is not laid down. discoloration and staining to the sheet, as visible. There is a tiny hole (approx. 3mm) to the sheet at the lower left border edge.

Provenance: David Wheatcroft, Massachusetts, AAAWT, 2009

Price: $2,800

SKU 843-328

For More Information, Please Contact David Hillier at 978-597-8084 or email drh@aaawt.com.

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