Portrait, Gentleman, Watercolor
Anonymous Date/Period: 18th Century
Measurement: Frame: 5.75" x 4.5"; view: 3" x 2"
Material: Watercolor on paper, carved figured walnut frame
Condition: Good, displays well
Folk Art Watercolor Portraits, New England, Sensitive & Delicately Rendered
The lady identified on verso as Alissa Preston Date/Period: Circa 1815 - SOLD
Measurement: Frames: 4.875" x 5.875"
Material: Watercolor on paper mounted in gilt frames; eglomise panels.
Condition: Very good
Additional Information: A pair of delightful half-length renderings…simple and
uncomplicated. The neatly coifed lady with tendrils of falling hair wears large and small
tortoise shell combs; a shear lace ruffle collar and triple necklace of red beads
complementing her blue dress. The gentleman with cock’s comb hairdo wears a high
collared coat and cravat with the faded red vest smartly outlining the Masonic compass
pin. Both images within oval bands centered by scalloped motif with flourishes of red.
The lady centers wisps of green foliage with the gentleman centering a light blue cloud
at his mid-section.
Portrait, Gentleman, American School Date/Period: 1810-1820
Measurement: Frame: 10.25" x 12"; view: 9.25" x 7.5"
Material: Oil on poplar panel
Condition: Very good, trivial touches, period frame was overpainted long ago
Portrait, English School, Lady Wearing Blue Dress Date/Period: Circa 1820
Measurement: Frame: 8.25" x 7.25"; view: 4.5" x 5.5"
Material: Watercolor on Paper, rosewood frame with gilt liner
Condition: Very good
Additional Information: The sitter, an attractive young brunette wearing a brown hair
ribbon and gold earrings is depicted in a blue dress with a white fichu over her
shoulders…she is positioned against a stippled background.
Folk Art Portrait, Handsome Young Gentleman, American School
New England Date/Period: Circa 1815 - SOLD
Measurement: Frame: 24.25" x 28"; view: 21" x 24.75"
Material: Oil on canvas
Condition: Very good; old varnish removed; trivial scattered tiny areas of fill…remains
on original stretcher
Additional Information: The portrait is mounted within an appropriate period frame.
Portrait of Gentleman, American School, Painted on Bed Ticking Date/Period: 1810-1820
Measurement: 26.75" x 21.5"
Material: Oil on blue and white bed ticking
Condition: Scattered trivial inpaint; ticking mounted on Masonite
within original pegged stretcher.
Additional Information: The agreeable sitter is positioned before red drapery.
Folk Art Portraits, George Gassner, Attractive Couple, View of Landscape and Dwellings
Likely by George Gassner (1811 – 1861)
During the 1850’ s Gassner Painted in Lowell, Springfield, Chicopee, and Boston Date/Period: 1850’s
Measurement: Man: frame: 30.25 x 35.25"; view: 24.25: x 29.25"'
Woman: frame: 29.5" x 35.25"; view: 23.75" x 29.5"
Material: Oil on canvas, unlined, original stretcher, and gilt frames
Condition: The lady remains in original condition; gentleman shows [only under
blacklight] touches to coat, other trivial scatted areas of minor restoration. Both portraits
display well, condition commensurate with age.
Reference:The Myth Of G. Gustemer And The Recognition Of George Gasner by
David Schorsch, originally published in the Anniversary 2015 issue of Antiques & Fine
Art magazine; now Incollect Magazine, January 2015
Additional Information: Gassner was an itinerant portraitist, his route included central
Massachusetts, Vermont, and the Massachusetts – Rhode Island coasts. The artist was
capable of painting in an academic tradition or the simple folk art style.
Canvas Back Mark: The verso of one canvas displays a back mark common to Gassner’s
works; Hollis and Wheeler were located as stated below from 1843 to 1849.
PREPARED BY HOLLIS AND WHEELER
59 UNION STREET
Horatio Nelson Portrait, Mixed Media, Lithograph Face
Cloth, foil, and hair on cloth within period birds' eye maple frame
(Toning halo surrounds profile, probably mounting glue; 7.5 by 10"; sight-size: 5 by 7")
Bas Relief Bust Shell, General U.S. Grant, White Frosted on Convex Tin Shell
Manufactured by Huntington, Loretz and Co., 142 Fulton Street, New York,
Plaster, wood, tin, convex glass, silver leaf, and velvet, retains trade label
(Dings to frame gesso otherwise fine; frame: 17.5 by 15.5"; sight-size: 11.75 by 9.75")
Zedekiah Belknap Folk Art Portrait, Mother, and Infant
Attributed to Zedekiah Belknap (1781-1858) Oil on Canvas
Portrait of a mother holding her child wearing a white dress featuring blue shoulder bows.
Mother has a red cape draped over her shoulders and wears a lace bonnet, housed in a
gilt frame, the edges of the frame have been painted in yellow ochre, which has also
been painted over the back of the canvas, the varnish is raised in some areas of the
portrait. The painting remains in original condition with no visible damage or in-painting.
(36.5” x 31.5” framed, 29.5” x 24.5”)
Folk Art, Pair of Portrait Miniatures in Profile, Man & Woman
New England Date/Period: 1815-1820
Measurement: Frame: 6" x 7"; view: 5" x 4"
Material: Watercolor on paper, eglomise mat
Condition: The paper is toned with light foxing; some minor scattered losses to reverse
glass painting; we have and will include the original gilt frames; the profiles are currently
mounted within replacement gilt wood frames.
$3,935.00 the pair
Fine Miniature Portrait, American School, Gentleman
Anonymous, 1821, AE 23 (Verso dated)
Watercolor on ivory within a hinged red leather case
Portrait of young gentleman positioned against a blue stippled ground
(Fine original condition including bowed glass; 3 by 4”)
Portraits, Pair, Newton Benning and Wife, Baltimore, Maryland
Signed, Newton Benning & Wife, painter Of Pictures, 1856, Baltimore, US
Oil on sheet iron, mounted within paint decorated frames, under glass
(Cleaned, minor restoration, not examined out of frames; frames: 14.25 by 15.5", sight-size: 9.25 by 10.5")
Folk Portrait, Watercolor, Woman in Paid Dress, Full Length
Purportedly Mrs. Abbot Thayer, Beacon Hill, Boston
Mounted in period frame; not examined out of frame.
(Frame: 13.75 by 12.25", sight-size: 10 by 8.5")
Antique Folk Art, Pair of Portraits Painted on Board, Husband and Wife
American School, Anonymous, Circa 1830s
The bespectacled woman appears to be holding a snuff box while
the gentleman holds a large open book.
(Frame: 24.25 x 32.25"; view: 20.25 x 28.25")
Portrait, Artist with Palette Seated in Side chair, American School
Anonymous, Circa 1820
The subject shown seated in three-quarter view with palate and brushes in hand
(The work was lined, re-stretched and remounted; other minor restoration; it is mounted within a bird’s eye maple frame having a gilt liner. Frame: 30.5 by 35.75"; view: 24 by 29")
Portraits, New England Folk Art, Man & Woman Seated in Windsor Chairs Date/Period: Circa 1820
Measurement: 23" x 26"
Material: Oil on canvas
Condition: Original stretcher, relined, else fine
American Folk Art, Pair of Portraits
Lady in Peach Color Dress & Gentleman
Oil on canvas, no frames, original stretchers - SOLD
Excellent condition: two tiny punctures were long ago repaired;
a few miniscule touches are about it. (34.75 by 25”)
Nineteenth Century Folk Portrait of Handsome Young Man, Original Condition
American School, Anonymous, Nineteenth Century
The subject positioned before trees, pillar, tassels and drapes
Oil on Panel
(Frame: 18 by 15.5”, sight-size: 14.75 by 12.5”)
Nineteenth Century Profile Portrait of Gentleman Holding Top Hat
Anonymous Date/Period: 1854
Measurement: Frame: 13.25" x 9.75"; view: 10.75" x 7.25"
Material: Watercolor on paper, paint decorated frame
Condition: Very good
Additional Information: Full-length portrait of handsome gentleman dated at lower left.
Folk Art, Pastel Profile Portrait of Young Man, American School
Likely Midwest, [Ohio] Anonymous Date/Period: 19th Century
Measurement: Frame: 22.75 x 19; view: 19 x 14"
Material: Pastel, crayon, and graphite on paper
Condition: Very good
Additional Information: This handsome and agreeable profile portrait of a young man
is archivally mounted within a period walnut frame.
Portrait, Lady in Bonnet, Puffy Sleeves, Folk Art
American School, Anonymous
An agreeable and sensitive rendering
Relined, extremely minor in-paint
(Dimensions: 31 by 36.25" frame, 24.5 by 29.5" sight-size.)
Pair of Federal Pendant Portraits, Man and Woman
Anonymous, American School, early 19th century
Oil on canvas
Soberly yet well-dressed, this couple belonged to the rising middle class in post-Revolutionary America. May have been painted following a wedding or to mark a professional success of the husband. The portraits have been lined on canvas and mounted on newish stretchers, otherwise original condition. (Frame: 30 by 27.5"; view: 22 by 25")
19th Century Portrait, Woman Seated Within Interior at Worktable
Anonymous, Circa 1820
Oil on canvas
(Long ago stretched and mounted; very minor fill in background; frame: 31 by 36”, sight-size: 24 by 29.5”)
Eighteenth Century Portrait of Gentleman, Green Waistcoat
Anonymous, English School
Oil on canvas, original stretcher, feigned painted oval
Portrait of a gentleman, half-length, in silken waistcoat and a green coat positioned
before an ethereal background…landscape, human figure at four o’clock, and clouded
sky. (Excellent condition; few specks of fill; frame: 27.25 x 32.5"; view: 22.5 x 27.75")
Rare Pair of Miniature Folk Portraits of a Young Attractive Couple
Circa 1820 Depicted in a Pair of Ninth-Plate Tinted Tintypes
The tintypes are framed together in a hinged, double-sided thermoplastic case. Very good.
Dimensions of each: 2.5 by 2-inches.
Folk Portrait, Lady Wearing Lace Bonnet and Fichu
Anonymous, New England Date/Period: 1830
Measurement: Frame: 32.25" x 37.25"; view: 29.75" x 24.75"
Material: Oil on canvas, gilt frame
Condition: Excellent, original condition, stretcher, and frame
Additional Information: The woman with stylish ringlets of the period is posed with her
arm resting on books.
Folk Portrait, Seated Gentleman
American School, circa 1820
Watercolor on paper (Frame: 10.25" x 10.25"; view: 7.25" x 7.25")
The work is mounted with a molded and painted frame of the period.
Folk Art, Profile Portrait of Gentleman, Likely Ohio
Compares to the Seever/Houghton circle profiles Date/Period: 19th Century
Measurement: Case: 3.25" x 3.75"; view: 2" x 2.5"
Material: Pencil on paper against black painted background
Condition: Will benefit from reframing
Additional Information: A profile executed in graphite depicting a handsome
gentleman mounted within a daguerreotype frame fragment.
Pastel Portrait of Boy
Anonymous, German School, 19th Century
Mounted within a period gilt frame; frame: 21.75" x 18"; view: 19" x 15.25"
After Jacques-Louis David , Portrait, Madame Récamier on Directoire Sofa Date/Period: 19th Century
Measurement: Frame: 13" x 11"; view: 10" x 8"
Material: Oil on canvas, carved and gilt frame
Additional Information: Portrait of the Parisian socialite Juliette Récamier by
anonymous artist showing Madame reclining in the height of Neoclassical fashion
wearing a simple Empire line dress, and short hair "à la Titus."
The frame is nice, we have essentially priced the offering based on frame value.
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