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Folk Art, Ammi Phillips, Pair of Portraits, Robert, and Frances Morris
Claverack, New York (By descent in the Ludlow family)
Date/Period: Circa 1820


Folk Art Carved Turned-Head Yellowlegs Decoy, Shorebird By Lombard Jones Sandwich, Massachusetts, pair view

Measurement: 25" x 30.75"

Material: Oil on canvas

Condition: Very good, scattered fill, wax lined, original stretchers

Additional Information: Frances Ludlam Morris (1766-1852) shown in a classic
“Phillips” pose and her husband Robert Morris (1762-1851), owner of a hardware store
[Morris and Ludlum], son of Richard Morris, Chief Justice of New York State. Another
pair of portraits depicting Mr. & Mrs. Morris by Frederick Spencer is within the collection
of the National Portrait Gallery.

$16,850.00

1480-1


Folk Art Carved Turned-Head Yellowlegs Decoy, Shorebird By Lombard Jones Sandwich, Massachusetts, man view

Folk Art Carved Turned-Head Yellowlegs Decoy, Shorebird By Lombard Jones Sandwich, Massachusetts, woman view

Folk Art Carved Turned-Head Yellowlegs Decoy, Shorebird By Lombard Jones Sandwich, Massachusetts, man detail

Folk Art Carved Turned-Head Yellowlegs Decoy, Shorebird By Lombard Jones Sandwich, Massachusetts, woman detail

Folk Art Carved Turned-Head Yellowlegs Decoy, Shorebird By Lombard Jones Sandwich, Massachusetts, back view man

Folk Art Carved Turned-Head Yellowlegs Decoy, Shorebird By Lombard Jones Sandwich, Massachusetts, back view woman



DOUBLE PORTRAIT OF JUDGE SAMUEL SHEPARD AND LUCY WRIGHT SHEPARD
Attributed to William Henry Browne
Panton, Vermont, Circa 1837


DOUBLE PORTRAIT OF JUDGE SAMUEL SHEPARD AND LUCY WRIGHT SHEPARD Attributed to William Henry Browne Panton, Vermont, Circa 1837, entire view

Additional Information: Oil on canvas, 32 x 49 inches
Reproduction mahogany and cherry frame

Samuel Shepard was born in Simsbury, Connecticut on May 29, 1768, and died at
Panton, Addison County, Vermont on December 29, 1858, at the age of 90 years 7
months. He married first at Panton, Vermont on August 19, 1790, to Rachel Grandy
who was born at Panton, Vermont about 1772 and died there on March 29, 1810, aged
37. Married second at Weybridge, Vermont on June 19, 1810, to Lucy Wright born at
Weybridge April 20, 1785, died at Panton January 12, 1848, aged 62 years 9 months.

About the time of his first marriage in 1790, Samuel Shepard built a small house near
that of his late father’s residence in Panton, Vermont, where he lived until the
completion of a larger house in 1815, which at the time was the most expensive one in
the town. Between 1795 and the time of his death in 1858, he held numerous public
offices, including constable (1795-1802), town clerk (1803-1817), town representative
(1804, 1807-1814, 1816-1818) and a justice of the peace for more than forty years. In
1812 he was appointed by the legislature one of the assistance judges of the County
Court; and he and his wife were among the ten members who united to form the first
Baptist church, of which he was a member at the time of his death.

Very little is known about the itinerant artist W. H. Browne [there are other artists with
the name “William H. Brown,” however, those artists do not have an “e” at the end of
their name. Using ancestry.com the author believes he has identified the “best
candidate” in New England for the period 1800-1850. He was born in Sudbury,
Massachusetts, on July 17, 1803, to William and Ruth Dakin Browne. He married Sarah
Sally Lovering on March 13, 1834, also in Sudbury. Census records indicate that he, or
at a minimum, a man with the same name, resided at rear 117 Chambers in Boston in
1840 and identified him as a “carver.” Mr. Browne died on April 10, 1842.

Very few works have been identified as painted by Mr. Browne. The works found to
date indicate that he painted portraits in oils, on both wood panels and on canvas; he
appeared to paint during the period of 1820-1840; and, based on his sitters, he traveled
in the upstate Vermont and upstate New York regions as well as painted in
Massachusetts. There has been speculation that he may have been a decorative
painter by trade, but the 1840 census record showed that he signed that record
indicating that he was a carver.

Provenance:
By descent in the Shepard-Tappen family
Kennedy Galleries, New York, 1975
Marvill collection, New York
David A. Schorsch and Eileen M. Smiles
Private Collection
Antiques Associates At West Townsend
Fradkin Collection

Literature:
The Kennedy Quarterly, Volume XIII, Number Four, February 1975, p. 180, illustrated

References cited:
Obituary of Samuel Shepard in The Vergennes Citizen January 7, 1858
Abby Maria Hemenway, Ed., The Vermont Historical Gazetteer: A Magazine embracing
A History of Each Town, Civil, Ecclesiastical, Biographical and Military, Volume I

(Burlington, VT, 1868), p. 83
H. P. Smith, Ed., History of Addison County Vermont (Syracuse, NY, 1886), pages 585,
587,
Gerald Faulkner Shepard, The Shepard Families of New England, Volume II, (New
Haven, CT, 1972), p. 85.

*Please ask to see 9-page article discussing Browne and depicting other works by the
artist.

For additional information please email or call David Hillier
drh@aaawt.com
978-597-8084

608-71


DOUBLE PORTRAIT OF JUDGE SAMUEL SHEPARD AND LUCY WRIGHT SHEPARD Attributed to William Henry Browne Panton, Vermont, Circa 1837, detail view woman

DOUBLE PORTRAIT OF JUDGE SAMUEL SHEPARD AND LUCY WRIGHT SHEPARD Attributed to William Henry Browne Panton, Vermont, Circa 1837, detail view man



Folk Art, Pair of Portraits, Man and Woman, Micah Williams, Original Frames
A successful itinerant artist working primarily in Middlesex and Monmouth
counties, New Jersey. (Micah Williams, 1782-1837)
Date/Period: Newspaper dated 1828 [Essex & Bergen Advertiser]


Folk Art, Pair of Portraits, Man and Woman, Micah Williams, Original Frames A successful itinerant artist working primarily in Middlesex and Monmouth counties, New Jersey. (Micah Williams, 1782-1837), entire view

Measurement: Frame: 27.5" x 31.5"; view: 21.5" x 25.5"

Material: Pastel

Condition: Fine condition, frames appear to be original; a tear in the lady’s book was
expertly repaired by the paper Conservation Studio in New York City.

Additional Information: This pair of well-conceived intimate portraits of local New
Jersey residents taken in the early nineteenth century are exceptional examples of
Micah Williams' pastel renderings; the agreeable and pleasing subjects display a
sophisticated handling of the sitter’s facial features. The subjects are painted in a
slightly canted frontal pose…slightly turned, displaying strong color. The portraits are
mounted within handsome frames. Those of Williams portraits which in their original
frames reveal a distinctive and consistent manner of layering and affixing the portrait
first to a newspaper backing then to the frame and finally to more newspaper (see
Anderson, A Loving Likeness: American Folk Portraits of the Nineteenth
Century
(Princeton, 1992), p. 40). Williams made his own pastel pigments, therefore
there is some color consistency to his work.

Literature: See Micah Williams – Portrait Artist, Bernadette Rogoff, Monmouth County Historical Association.

$19,500.00

1359-3


Folk Art, Pair of Portraits, Man and Woman, Micah Williams, Original Frames A successful itinerant artist working primarily in Middlesex and Monmouth counties, New Jersey. (Micah Williams, 1782-1837), entire view 2

Folk Art, Pair of Portraits, Man and Woman, Micah Williams, Original Frames A successful itinerant artist working primarily in Middlesex and Monmouth counties, New Jersey. (Micah Williams, 1782-1837), entire view sans frame

Folk Art, Pair of Portraits, Man and Woman, Micah Williams, Original Frames A successful itinerant artist working primarily in Middlesex and Monmouth counties, New Jersey. (Micah Williams, 1782-1837), man back

Folk Art, Pair of Portraits, Man and Woman, Micah Williams, Original Frames A successful itinerant artist working primarily in Middlesex and Monmouth counties, New Jersey. (Micah Williams, 1782-1837), man back detail

Folk Art, Pair of Portraits, Man and Woman, Micah Williams, Original Frames A successful itinerant artist working primarily in Middlesex and Monmouth counties, New Jersey. (Micah Williams, 1782-1837), woman back

Folk Art, Pair of Portraits, Man and Woman, Micah Williams, Original Frames A successful itinerant artist working primarily in Middlesex and Monmouth counties, New Jersey. (Micah Williams, 1782-1837), woman back detail

Folk Art, Pair of Portraits, Man and Woman, Micah Williams, Original Frames A successful itinerant artist working primarily in Middlesex and Monmouth counties, New Jersey. (Micah Williams, 1782-1837), woman orginal backing



Folk Art Portrait, Young Woman, by Ralph D. Curtis
Ralph Curtis (1808-1885) New York
Date/Period: Circa 1835 - SOLD


Folk Art Portrait, Young Woman, by Ralph D. Curtis Ralph Curtis (1808-1885) New York, entire view

Measurement: 32" x 21.75"

Material: Oil paint on mahogany panel

Condition: Scatters trivial…minor retouch

LITERATURE: See the November 2009 issue of The Magazine Antiques 1. for a
discussion of Ralph D. Curtis and his previously unknown body of work.

Additional Information: Of the fifty extant works only one is signed, all but one, are
painted on panel; most of his portraits, as is the case with this portrait, were never
framed. Only one portrait displaying the artist’s signature has been discovered. Stylistic
traditions/features of this hand include the long face and high prominent forehead; faces
are simply modeled and display a dark outline; noses are often elongated… bushy
eyebrows and a deep philtrum. Pepi Jelinek states “jewelry figures prominently in
Curtis’s portraits, and he took particular care in depicting women’s earrings, brooches”
1.
This lady wears a brooch…

SOLD

1002-428


Folk Art Portrait, Young Woman, by Ralph D. Curtis Ralph Curtis (1808-1885) New York, detail view

Folk Art Portrait, Young Woman, by Ralph D. Curtis Ralph Curtis (1808-1885) New York, back view



SHELDON PECK (1797–1868)
Portraits of a Man and Woman, Painted About 1828
Oil on wood panel,
25"x 19 15/16”


SHELDON PECK (1797–1868) Portraits of a Man and Woman, Painted About 1828 Oil on wood panel

RECORDED: Marianne E. Balazs, Sheldon Peck, exhibition catalog (Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, 1975-76), the gentleman is number 13; the woman is catalog number 14.
EXHIBITED: Hirschl & Adler Folk, New York, Source and Inspiration, A Continuing Tradition, 1988, pp. 51 no. 27, 34 illus. in color // Hirschl & Adler Galleries, New York, 1991, American Folk Art, Selections from the Hirschl & Adler Collections, no. 48a
EX COLLECTION: acquired from descendants of the sitters in Cato, New York; to Mr. and Mrs. Richard Bury; to [William Samaha, Wellesley Hills, Massachusetts] Sheldon Peck was born in Cornwall, Vermont, one of eleven children of early settlers. It is thought that he received no formal art training, and his works are not signed. However, his portraits are easily identifiable and fall into three distinct stages within his life: Vermont, until about 1827-28; Onondaga County, New York, from 1828 until 1836; and the Chicago, Illinois, area until his death in 1868.
Peck's general portrait style is characterized by rather stiffly posed subjects, a frontal position, prominent staring eyes, and strongly defined facial planes. All his Vermont and New York portraits were painted on wood panels, and most have plain dark backgrounds. This half-length Portrait of a Man was painted while Sheldon Peck was in New York State. This Portrait of a Gentleman from his New York period is one of a group of four family members. Excellent condition…please call or email Dave for more information, 978-597-8084 or drh@aaawt.com (1300-2)


SHELDON PECK (1797–1868) Portraits of a Man and Woman, Painted About 1828 Oil on wood panel

SHELDON PECK (1797–1868) Portraits of a Man and Woman, Painted About 1828 Oil on wood panel

SHELDON PECK (1797–1868) Portraits of a Man and Woman, Painted About 1828 Oil on wood panel

SHELDON PECK (1797–1868) Portraits of a Man and Woman, Painted About 1828 Oil on wood panel

Please call or email Dave for more information, 978-597-8084 or drh@aaawt.com

1300-2




Pair of Folk Portraits of a Lady and Gentleman, Attrib. Jacob Bailey Moore
Probably New Hampshire, circa 1845
Jacob Bailey Moore (1815-1893)


Pair of Folk Portraits of a Lady and Gentleman Attrib. Jacob Bailey pair

Oil on canvas in reproduction veneered frames.
A related pair of portraits attributed to Jacob Bailey Moore are in the collection of The Manchester Historical Association, and illustrated in Robert M. Doty, By Good Hands: New Hampshire Folk Art (Manchester, NH, 1989), p. 26, fig. 26-27. Also see Nina Fletcher Little, “William Matthew Prior and Some of His Contemporaries, Maine Antique Digest, April 1976, and David Krashes, “Understanding the Prior-Hamblin School of Artists a Little Better,” Maine Antique Digest, July 2011.
(Frame: 27.75" x 32.75"; view: 21.75 x 26.75")
Please call for full description, and/or enthusiastic discussion.


Pair of Folk Portraits of a Lady and Gentleman Attrib. Jacob Bailey man

Pair of Folk Portraits of a Lady and Gentleman Attrib. Jacob Bailey woman

$31,500.00

843-297




Folk Art Portrait, Boy Holding Red Book, Attributed to Sturtevant Hamblin
Sturtevant Hamblin (1817-1884) Prior Hamblin School, Active 1837-1856
Date/Period: 1845-1850


Folk Art Portrait, Boy Holding Red Book, Attributed to Sturtevant Hamblin Sturtevant Hamblin (1817-1884) Prior Hamblin School, Active 1837-1856, entire view

Measurement: Frame: 17" x 13.25"; view: 13.5" x 10"

Material: Oil on academy board

Condition: Excellent, mounted in a period frame not original to painting

Additional Information: The lad seated in a read chair holds an open book with similar
red binding.

$17,500.00

859-44


Folk Art Portrait, Boy Holding Red Book, Attributed to Sturtevant Hamblin Sturtevant Hamblin (1817-1884) Prior Hamblin School, Active 1837-1856, entire view sans frame

Folk Art Portrait, Boy Holding Red Book, Attributed to Sturtevant Hamblin Sturtevant Hamblin (1817-1884) Prior Hamblin School, Active 1837-1856, back view



I. Bradley, Portrait of a Lady Wearing Puffy Sleeves Holding Blue Book
Signed dated and inscribed (at lower left), I Bradley / Fecit 1837
Date/Period: 1837


Portrait of a Writing Master, American School Inscribed (at lower left): Penmanship Cl[ass] / Taught By, entire view

Measurement: Frame: 33.5" x 40.5"; view: 26.5" x 33.5"

Material: Oil on canvas, original gilt frame

Condition: Lined, new stretcher; expert restoration to three-corner tear in stomach
area; scattered minor fill.

Additional Information: John Bradley was active in the New York City area 1832-1847,
works from the 1830s depict residents of Staten Island then known as Richmond Island.
Bradley, a portrait, and miniature painter is listed in city directories as working in the
area which became Houston Street. Most of his paintings including this portrait are
signed “I. Bradley” [or John Bradley].

$20,950.00

1300-3


Portrait of a Writing Master, American School Inscribed (at lower left): Penmanship Cl[ass] / Taught By, detail view 1

Portrait of a Writing Master, American School Inscribed (at lower left): Penmanship Cl[ass] / Taught By, artist detail

Portrait of a Writing Master, American School Inscribed (at lower left): Penmanship Cl[ass] / Taught By, back view



Folk Art Portrait, Susan in a Blue Dress,
Attributed to George Hartwell, Prior-Hamblin School
George Hartwell (Massachusetts, 1815-1901)
Date/Period: 1835-1845 - SOLD


Folk Art Portrait, Susan in a Blue Dress, Attributed to George Hartwell, Prior-Hamblin School George Hartwell (Massachusetts, 1815-1901), entire view

Measurement: 16.5" x 19.75"; view: 13.5"; x 9.75"

Material: Oil on artist board

Condition: Very good, scattered trivial touches, black light images available

Additional Information: The attractive young woman wearing a beautiful blue dress is
positioned before a draped window. The portrait is mounted within a walnut veneered,
ripple molded frame of the period.

SOLD

1310-156


Folk Art Portrait, Susan in a Blue Dress, Attributed to George Hartwell, Prior-Hamblin School George Hartwell (Massachusetts, 1815-1901), detail view



Folk Art, Portrait, Young Girl Holding Quilt, Sarah Ann Codman in Her Fifth Year
Painted by her father Wm. P. Codman
Date/Period: Circa 1820’s


Box, Double Lidded Cutlery Box, Original Paint, Heart Decorated, entire view

Measurement: Frame: 23.25" x 27.25"; view: 19.75" x 23.75"

Material: Oil on canvas

Condition: lined, scattered trivial touches/inpaint

Additional Information: Unsigned. Inscribed on note verso, "Sarah Ann Codman in her
fifth year. Painted by her father Wm. P. Codman". The artist was active in Maine from
1805 to 1819 and then Boston from 1820 to 1831, William Codman was a portrait
painter who may have been the father of portraitist Charles Codman since they were
listed together in directories in 1822 and 1823. He was married to Susannah Coffin of
Portland, Maine.

$3,475.00

1310-155


Box, Double Lidded Cutlery Box, Original Paint, Heart Decorated, back view

Box, Double Lidded Cutlery Box, Original Paint, Heart Decorated, back detail



William Mathew Prior, Portrait of Gentleman
William Mathew Prior (1806-1873) Maine & Massachusetts


William Mathew Prior, Portrait of Gentleman William Mathew Prior (1806-1873) Maine & Massachusetts, entire view 1

Measurement: Frame: 16.5" x 12.25"; view: 13.5" x 9.25"

Material: Oil on artist board within paint decorated frame

Condition: Very Good, scatted trivial losses at top edge; appears to be original frame
and backboard

Additional Information: An unsigned Prior-Hamblin School folk art portrait of a
handsome young man attributed to William Mathew Prior. Portrait of handsome young
man wearing long sideburns, floral decorated vest and cravat positioned beneath a
double swagged red drapery with tassels. Ex-collection of Horton Foote.

$5,800.00

1310-141


William Mathew Prior, Portrait of Gentleman William Mathew Prior (1806-1873) Maine & Massachusetts, back view



Profile Portrait of Gentleman in Profile, Confidently Attributed to Saint Memin
Charles Balthazar Julien Févret de Saint-Mémin (1770-1852) French/American
Date/Period: 1790-1810


Profile Portrait of Gentleman in Profile, Confidently Attributed to Saint Memin
Charles Balthazar Julien Févret de Saint-Mémin (1770-1852) French/American, entire view

Measurement: Frame: 25" x 18.5"; view: 18.75" x 12.75"

Material: Black & white crayon and chalk on paper, eglomise mat, period molded
giltwood frame

Condition: Excellent original condition

Additional Information: Unsigned bust-length profile portrait confidently attributed to
Charles Balthazar Julien Ferret Saint Memin who landed in New York in 1793;
eventually traveling to Baltimore, Philadelphia, Washington, Norfolk, Richmond, and
Charleston before returning to France in 1814. See, St. Memin and the Neoclassical
Profile Portrait in America, Ellen G. Miles.

$5,600.00

1125-67


Profile Portrait of Gentleman in Profile, Confidently Attributed to Saint Memin
Charles Balthazar Julien Févret de Saint-Mémin (1770-1852) French/American, back view



Vintage Portrait, African American Gentleman, African American Southern Artist
Signed in brick red paint: Spencer, Likely Circa 1900
Oil on academy


Vintage Portrait, African American Gentleman, African American Southern Artist
Signed in brick red paint: Spencer, Likely Circa 1900
Oil on academy, entire view

All we know is that “SPENCER” was likely a nomadic portraitist traveling the Southern
United States after the Civil War through the turn of the twentieth century…perhaps
through the 1920s and 1930s. We have other information suggesting that he was active
in Georgia and Richmond 1865-1872 capturing the images of ordinary people and well-
known Abolitionists active during the tragedy of this most unfortunate period in history.

We have sold two other paintings by SPENCER and are very pleased to present this
portrait (and another). We know of approximately eight portraits that were found in a
Georgia estate, all depicting African American subjects: most signed SPENCER in brick
red paint [this one in oyster white paint]. The sitters were ministers, church related; a
woman celebrating her beauty, and a soldier. A group of three portraits of Abolitionists
were in the “Freedmen’s Bureau, 10th Street Chapter” of Richmond, Virginia…these
were portraits of Sojourner Truth, Frederick Douglas and Harriet Tubman. The extant
portraits that we have represented other than a gentleman’s portrait painted on sheet
iron were found in the previously mentioned Georgia estate; we have a copy of the old-
time collector’ s obituary which may lead to a possible journey of discovery.
(Frame: 17.75 x 13.75"; view: 13.75" x 9.75")


Vintage Portrait, African American Gentleman, African American Southern Artist
Signed in brick red paint: Spencer, Likely Circa 1900
Oil on academy, entire view sans frame

Vintage Portrait, African American Gentleman, African American Southern Artist
Signed in brick red paint: Spencer, Likely Circa 1900
Oil on academy, artist detail

Vintage Portrait, African American Gentleman, African American Southern Artist
Signed in brick red paint: Spencer, Likely Circa 1900
Oil on academy, entire view

$3,975.00

1321-1




Folk Art Portrait, Gentleman Wearing Blue Coat, Attributed to Jane Anthony Davis
Jane Anthony Davis (1821-1825)


Staffordshire Platter, Texian Campaign, Medium Blue Historical Transferware Texas War of Independence, entire view

Measurement: Frame: 4" x 5"; view: 2.5" x 3.5"

Material: Watercolor and pencil on paper, gilt frame

Condition: Very good

$1,075.00

809-95


Staffordshire Platter, Texian Campaign, Medium Blue Historical Transferware Texas War of Independence, back view



Henry Walton, Watercolor Portrait of Cornelius Post, aged 51, Man Seated
New York,
Watercolor on paper


Henry Walton, Watercolor Portrait of Cornelius Post, aged 51, Man Seated
New York, entire view

A mid-19th century portrait painted by Henry Walton, (American, 1804 to 1873), Portrait
of "Cornelius Post, Aged 51 Years." Showing a three-quarter view of Cornelius wearing
dark green jacket and trousers, a black vest and stock, and seated in a paint decorated
windsor chair. Inscribed by the artist "Painted by Henry Walton" in script at lower center.
The subject identified in Henry Walton’s distinctive lettering on the reverse.
Very good condition, minor toning hardly worth mentioning; the work is mounted within a
molded tiger maple frame.

Walton, a lithographer and painter was born in England; immigrated to Ithaca, NY in
1836 and worked for the lithography firm of Stone & Clark. Walton joined the Gold Rush
frenzy to California in 1849, he was a resident of San Francisco until his death in 1873.
His work includes miniatures, landscapes, and portraits.
(Frame: 8.25 x 10.75"; view: 5.75" x 8.25")


Henry Walton, Watercolor Portrait of Cornelius Post, aged 51, Man Seated
New York, sans frame

Henry Walton, Watercolor Portrait of Cornelius Post, aged 51, Man Seated
New York, back view

Henry Walton, Watercolor Portrait of Cornelius Post, aged 51, Man Seated
New York, back detail

$3,950.00

1256-63




Vintage Portrait, African American Gentleman, African American Southern Artist
Signed in oyster white paint: Spencer, Likely Circa 1900
Oil on academy


Vintage Portrait, African American Gentleman, African American Southern Artist
Signed in oyster white paint: Spencer, Likely Circa 1900
Oil on academy, entire view

All we know is that “SPENCER” was likely a nomadic portraitist traveling the Southern
United States after the Civil War through the turn of the twentieth century…perhaps
through the 1920s and 1930s. We have other information suggesting that he was active
in Georgia and Richmond 1865-1872 capturing the images of ordinary people and well-
known Abolitionists active during the tragedy of this most unfortunate period in history.

We have sold two other paintings by SPENCER and are very pleased to present this
portrait (and another). We know of approximately eight portraits that were found in a
Georgia estate, all depicting African American subjects: most signed SPENCER in brick
red paint [this one in oyster white paint]. The sitters were ministers, church related; a
woman celebrating her beauty, and a soldier. A group of three portraits of Abolitionists
were in the “Freedmen’s Bureau, 10th Street Chapter” of Richmond, Virginia…these
were portraits of Sojourner Truth, Frederick Douglas and Harriet Tubman. The extant
portraits that we have represented other than a gentleman’s portrait painted on sheet
iron were found in the previously mentioned Georgia estate; we have a copy of the old-
time collector’ s obituary which may lead to a possible journey of discovery.
(Frame: 13.5" x 15.5"; view: 9.5" x 7.5")


Vintage Portrait, African American Gentleman, African American Southern Artist
Signed in oyster white paint: Spencer, Likely Circa 1900
Oil on academy, entire view sans frame

Vintage Portrait, African American Gentleman, African American Southern Artist
Signed in oyster white paint: Spencer, Likely Circa 1900
Oil on academy, artist detail

Vintage Portrait, African American Gentleman, African American Southern Artist
Signed in oyster white paint: Spencer, Likely Circa 1900
Oil on academy, back view

$3,875.00

1321-2




Jacob Eichholtz (1776-1842) Profile Portrait of Lady, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Date/Period: 1795-1825


Jacob Eichholtz (1776-1842) Profile Portrait of Lady, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, entire view

Measurement: 7.25" x 9.25"

Material: Oil paint on poplar panel

Condition: Fine original condition, no frame however we can procure.

Additional Information: The artist with no formal training painted in the Philadelphia
and Baltimore areas…he was greatly influenced by Thomas Sully. Typical of his work is
this strong linear image in porthole format.

$2,850.00

1125-65


Jacob Eichholtz (1776-1842) Profile Portrait of Lady, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, entire view sans frame

Jacob Eichholtz (1776-1842) Profile Portrait of Lady, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, back view



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


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

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

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

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.

Additional Information: 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.

Provenance: David Wheatcroft, Massachusetts, AAAWT, 2009
• 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.

$2,800.00

843-328


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

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

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



Miniature Portrait, Lady Holding Rose,
Attributed to Abraham Parcell (1791-1856)
Born in New Jersey, Painted in New York City
Date/Period: 1830’s


Miniature Portrait, Lady Holding Rose, Attributed to Abraham Parcell (1791-1856) Born in New Jersey, Painted in New York City, entire view

Measurement: 2” by 2,75”

Condition: Good, later locket/frame

Additional Information: The lady wears a puffy sleeve dress, necklace, and watch
chain around her neck.

$2,075.00

1002-355


Miniature Portrait, Lady Holding Rose, Attributed to Abraham Parcell (1791-1856) Born in New Jersey, Painted in New York City, back view

Miniature Portrait, Lady Holding Rose, Attributed to Abraham Parcell (1791-1856) Born in New Jersey, Painted in New York City, ruler view



Micah Williams, Folk Art Portrait of Gentleman,
Pastel on Paper
Micah Williams (1782-1837)
New Jersey, Circa 1820


Micah Williams, Folk Art Portrait of Gentleman, Pastel on Paper
Micah Williams (1782-1837)
New Jersey, Circa 1820, entire view

(Remnants of newspaper on stretcher dated 1817)
The portrait is in fine conserved condition backed with acid-free board and retaining
some of the original local newspaper backing. There is unnoticeable restoration to a
tear in the upper left corner. (28.5 by 24.75”, view area measures 23 by 19”)


Micah Williams, Folk Art Portrait of Gentleman, Pastel on Paper
Micah Williams (1782-1837)
New Jersey, Circa 1820, sans frame

Micah Williams, Folk Art Portrait of Gentleman, Pastel on Paper
Micah Williams (1782-1837)
New Jersey, Circa 1820, scale view

Micah Williams, Folk Art Portrait of Gentleman, Pastel on Paper
Micah Williams (1782-1837)
New Jersey, Circa 1820, back view

$1,700.00

1002-303




Madison Houghton (1809-1870), Shoulder Length Profile Portrait of Young Man
Miami Township, Ohio
Date/Period: Circa 1831


Madison Houghton (1809-1870), Shoulder Length Profile Portrait of Young Man Miami Township, Ohio, entire view

Measurement: Frame: 12" x 10"; view: 9.5" x 7.5"

Material: Graphite and watercolor on paper

Condition: Two small holes, two short tears to upper and lower corners, toning

Additional Information: The verso inscribed “Drawn Buy [sic] Madison Houghton /
June 26, 1831”.
On the backing paper: “The Foote family, Canton, Connecticut, 1830”
Houghton was born in Oswego, New York, eventually moved to Mt. Vernon, Knox
County, Ohio.

Literature: Four Ohio Nineteenth Century Folk Artists by Arthur and
Sybil Kerns and Peter and Leslie Warwick, Magazine Antiques, August 2007, pp 90-97, Fig. 8. (A copy
of this benchmark article will be provided to purchaser)

$1,050.00

843-330


Madison Houghton (1809-1870), Shoulder Length Profile Portrait of Young Man Miami Township, Ohio, back view

Madison Houghton (1809-1870), Shoulder Length Profile Portrait of Young Man Miami Township, Ohio, detail view 1

Madison Houghton (1809-1870), Shoulder Length Profile Portrait of Young Man Miami Township, Ohio, detail view 2

Madison Houghton (1809-1870), Shoulder Length Profile Portrait of Young Man Miami Township, Ohio, magazine view 1

Madison Houghton (1809-1870), Shoulder Length Profile Portrait of Young Man Miami Township, Ohio, magazine view 2

Madison Houghton (1809-1870), Shoulder Length Profile Portrait of Young Man Miami Township, Ohio, magazine view 3

Madison Houghton (1809-1870), Shoulder Length Profile Portrait of Young Man Miami Township, Ohio, magazine view 4

Madison Houghton (1809-1870), Shoulder Length Profile Portrait of Young Man Miami Township, Ohio, magazine view 5

Madison Houghton (1809-1870), Shoulder Length Profile Portrait of Young Man Miami Township, Ohio, magazine view 6

Madison Houghton (1809-1870), Shoulder Length Profile Portrait of Young Man Miami Township, Ohio, magazine view 7

Madison Houghton (1809-1870), Shoulder Length Profile Portrait of Young Man Miami Township, Ohio, magazine view 8




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