Measurement: 9.5 by 7.75” in walnut frames; 7.5 by 5.75” sight-size
Material: Watercolor on paper
Additional Information: Charming…detailed watercolors depicting blue-eyed sisters
wearing matching dresses and red necklaces, each holding her treasured possession of
the day; one with a large doll in green dress, the other with a basket of flowers. The
sisters, close in age, are rendered expressing childhood innocence and sweet
Each portrait surmounted with verse:
To genuine happiness we need not roam.
Tis doubles found with little and at home.
Be humble; learn thyself to scan:
Know pride was never made for man.
Measurement: Frame: 23" x 18.25"; view: 20" x 15.25"
Material: Printed, water colored
Condition: Very good
Additional Information: This very decorative composition has been bought and sold
more than once as an original however it is not. The original is in the Fenimore Art
Museum, Cooperstown, New York. The title is "Fruit and Flowers" (N0079.1961), by
Wealthy O. Sawin, done in 1822. It is a watercolor on paper, signed in the bottom left
corner with "Wealthy O. Sawin /Fecit /1822" A note from the Lipman notebook states
that it was found in Boston. It was also a gift from Stephen C. Clark.
Additional Information: Likely Pennsylvania…the seated young girl holding pet cat
also holds her ABC book, she is flanked by potted flowering plants, one pot dated 1839.
A rainbow-like floor cloth/runner is above the legend: “An Evening Lesson – Pet – 1839”
Albeit that the frame is appropriate, it is not period.
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")
(Three hollow-cut profiles are stamped KING; William King; two by anonymous hand)
Nearly all material relates to Justice Abiel Haywood of Concord, Massachusetts
Haywood Archive: Oversized shoe box of documents, legal papers, related letters, and miscellaneous ephemera, mostly dating from the very late 18th C. to the 3rd Qtr. of the 19th C., with the vast bulk being early 1800's. Most, or all, of the contents seems to be associated with Justice Haywood; he presided over all kinds of legal disputes. A quick survey of the contents seems to be heavy on the financial disputes, wills, and land agreements, with outliers to include an 1828 blank voting tally sheet for choosing Representatives to the House, A complaint for forced intimacy, congressional record extract, etc. Lots of interesting items, appears to be 200+ (we didn't count them), interesting names, content, an interesting variety of old paper. Some of the towns (from memory only) Concord, Boston, Bridgewater, Chelmsford, Acton, etc...and many, many 1800's New England names to research! Some of these items seem quite worthy of framing, and worthy of further study!
This charming watercolor courting scene depicts a couple in a bucolic setting with sheep in the foreground and in the background, on the far side of the river, stands a large center chimney house. The “shepherd” is placing a wreath of flowers on the head of a beautifully dressed young lady “shepherdess”. It was a delightful pastime for well to do young courting couples to dress up and venture into the countryside under the pretext of tending sheep!
(Minor scattered creasing and light foxing, later frame.17 ½” x 20” sight.)
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