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Miniature Oval Portraits, Watercolor, Mother & Child, Strong Color, Fine Condition American School, Early 19th Century Wonderful images



We have examined these portraits out of frame, there are no problems; call to discuss. (Frame: 8.5 x 7.5"; view: 3.75 x 5"; images measure: 2 7/8 by 3”)





$1,650.00

809-71




Silhouette, American, Hollow-Cut, Water Colored, Circa 1835 Likely by James Hosley Whitcomb, Deaf-Mute of Hancock, New Hampshire



Hollow-cut silhouette of a man in profile to left. Cut paper with hair and clothing details in watercolor or ink wash. Backed with black textile. The work mounted in period gilt frame.
(Frame: .25 x 5"; view: 2.5 x 3")



$1,065.00

809-73




Double Silhouette, Painted Profiles, Henry & Elizabeth Ditman, Attrib. Augustus Day



A lovely circa 1830s work displaying Day’s oeuvre such as hair detail Henry W. Ditman (1809-1872) Elizabeth Ditman (1813-1877) Henry was originally a farmer and blacksmith in Philadelphia; Henry, according to the December 13, 1889 Philadelphia Inquirer, was a lieutenant in the Frankford police many years before. Ditman Street in Philadelphia was named for Henry Ditman.
(The silhouette is mounted in a gilt frame measuring 8 x 7"; view: 5.5 x 4.5")



$1,565.00

809-74




Silhouette, Hollow-Cut Profile, Black Gentleman, Watercolor Hair Detail, Painted Frame
Anonymous, 19th Century



Hollow-cut silhouette of a man in profile to right. Cut paper with hair detail in watercolor; backed with black textile. (We don’t know if the frame is original to the piece; the paper displays strong toning-witness mark conforming to rabbet…it’s just that the back of frame and rabbet display an inconsistent dark surface; let’s assume that the frame is not original, nonetheless a very rare and interesting profile. Frame: 6 x 8"; view: 5 x 3".)



$465.00

673-15




Portrait on Paper, Profile, Gentleman, Granny Note on Verso States John Drake Anonymous, 19th Century, Mounted Within Black Painted Period Frame



Minor restorations and imperfections; width: 31”, height: 24”



$1,050.00

1221-5




Pair of Very Good Hollow Cut, Pen & Ink & Watercolor Silhouettes, Lady and Gentleman New England, 1820s Outstanding fully painted body’s



Now mounted under eglomise matt within recently painted gold frame measuring 7.5 x 5"; view: 6 x 3.5"



$1,745.00

809-72




Auguste Edouart, Boston Silhouette,
standing silhouette of William Greenough of Cambridge
The Renown Silhouette Artist Arrived in America in July of 1839 Signed Lower-left: Edouart/fecit 1842/Boston/U.S.



Cut paper over charcoal drawing, within archival frame; few small areas of foxing, small spots of in-paint to bottom of jacket and pants. (frame: 12.5 by 9”, 10.5 by 7” sight)





$1,125.00

310-156




Pair of Portrait Miniatures,
possibly David Clark, Jr. and Mary Clark
Nantucket, MA, c. 1775
Watercolor



Colorful portrait miniatures depicting two children of whaling master Captain David Clark and his wife, Ruth (Marshall). Clark was a descendant of Thomas Clark of the Plymouth Colony, and all five of his children grew to adulthood. As a whaling captain, the family would have been of admirable social standing on Nantucket. These expressive portraits descended through the family, although it is uncertain which of the children they represent. (Frame: 6 by 5”, sight-size: 4 by 3.25”)





$1,950.00

809-49




Pair of Pendant Profile Portraits, Possibly James Sharples, Sr. (1752 to 1811)
Pastel on paper - SOLD


Antique Pair of Pendant Profile Portraits, Pastel on Paper, 18th Century, close up view

A charming pair of oval three-quarter profile busts by Sharples, showing his characteristic subdued color palette and crisp, precise lines despite the delicate nature of the medium. He and his family toured the United States from 1794 to 1801, selling his series of American political figures and taking portrait commissions, as seen here. The works are mounted within gilt frames; not examined out of frames. (Frame: 12” by 10”; View: 8.5” by 6.5”)

659-155 - SOLD


Antique Pair of Pendant Profile Portraits, Pastel on Paper, 18th Century, pair view



Watercolor Portrait, Profile of Woman, By a Member of the Justus Dalee Family
Nineteenth Century


Antique Watercolor Portrait Profile of a Woman, by a Justus Dalee Family Member, 19th Century, close up view

(Frame: 7.25 by 9”, sight-size: 2.25 by 3.5”)

$885

547-8


Antique Watercolor Portrait Profile of a Woman, by a Justus Dalee Family Member, 19th Century, with ruler for scale



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")

$5,600

1111-26







Profile Portrait, Watercolor, Gentleman, Folk Art Portrait
American School, Anonymous, Circa 1810 to 1820
A handsome man in blue coat rendered against blue stippled background



(Very good; mounted in modern frame with Victorian brass matt; Frame: 6.25 by 5.25)

$825

414-64






Pin Prick, Watercolor, Scissor Picture, Rooster, Scherenschnitte Silhouette
Anonymous, Circa 1800
Strutting rooster displaying great detail and attitude - SOLD



(Minor imperfections, warpage and gilt loss to side of frame; yet folksy and attractive; frame: 9 by 9.25", sight-size: 6 by 6.25")

570-507 - SOLD






Folk Portrait, Watercolor, Woman in Paid Dress, Full Length
Anonymous
19th Century
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")

$785

536-33




Folk Portrait, Boy with Book
English School, 19th Century


Antique Folk Portrait of Boy with Book, 19th Century, close up view

(The paper displays light toning on edges and is glued to period pressboard; frame: 5 by 6”, sight-size: 2.5 by 3.25”)

$785

661-33


Antique Folk Portrait of Boy with Book, 19th Century, entire view



Folk Portrait, Watercolor, Girl with Parrot, Seated in Decorated Chair
Anonymous
19th Century
Titled, "You Rogue!"



Mounted in black painted frame, not examined out of frame
(Frame: 7 by 8.5", sight-size: 4.25 by 6")

$695

536-32




Watercolor Portraits, Pair, Man and Woman, English School
Anonymous, Early 19th Century
Likely original rosewood frame with gilt liner and matt



(Frame: 14.25 by 12”, sight-size: 9.25 by 11.5”)

$575

1111-24








Silhouette, Peale Museum, Gentleman, Hollow Cut, “Museum” Mark
Philadelphia, 19th Century


Antique Hollow Cut Silhouette of a Gentleman from the Peale Museum, 19th Century, entire view

(Good condition; mounted within period frame, Eglomise matt; frame: 5.5 by 4.5”, sight-size: 4 by 3”)

$565

497-116




Hollow Cut Silhouettes, Pair
Man and Woman, Laid paper
New England, 1800ish
Paper and fabric, cut from child’s handwritten calligraphic specimen sheets


Antique Pair of Hollow Cut Silhouettes of Man and Woman, New England, Circa 1800, pair view

(Appears to be original fabric, reframed, stains and toning as depicted; frame diameter: 4.25"; view diameter: 3.75")

$265

1032-34


Antique Pair of Hollow Cut Silhouettes of Man and Woman, New England, Circa 1800, backs view
Antique Pair of Hollow Cut Silhouettes of Man and Woman, New England, Circa 1800, back detail 1
Antique Pair of Hollow Cut Silhouettes of Man and Woman, New England, Circa 1800, back detail 2



Silhouette, Male, Hollow Cut



Nice early frame. Back removed and reinstalled a long time ago; back period-possibly original; great patina, some foxing.
Dimensions: 2" by 3.75" sight; 4 by 5" w/frame

$225

1032-99




Previous Offerings or Gone to New Homes




Mourning Watercolor Painting, Double sided Gold Memorial Locket, Woven Hairwork
IN DEATH LAMENTED AS IN LIFE BELOVED, 1811 - SOLD


Antique Mourning Watercolor Painting in a Gold Locket with Woven Hairwork Back, Dated 1811, entire view

Depicting a woman grieving at Urn-topped monument; the monument displaying initials “MG”, and “Died Sept. 18th, 1811”; the reverse featuring hair-work and cutout script initials “MG” that appear to also be rose gold. Painted in grisaille, brown and soft blue-gray; the mourner with skin tone facial pigment. (2 by 1.625")

912-242 - SOLD




Silhouettes, Three Profiles, Full Length, Watercolor and Pencil
Anonymous, 19th Century
Original condition including frames and backboards - SOLD



(Two silhouettes frames: 10.75 by 8", sight-sizes: 8 by 4.75; single silhouette frame: 9.5 by 12", sight-size: 6.5 by 9")

1096-63 - SOLD




Pair, Eighteenth Century Shades, Shadow Portrait Silhouettes, Oval Half Length
Likely Exeter, England, 18th Century; Original Frames
Watercolor and pencil profiles on paper, gentleman wearing tricorn hat, lady wearing lace bonnet - SOLD


Antique Pair of 18th Century Portrait Silhouettes in Original Frames, pair view

Inscribed on the gentleman’s undisturbed backboard papers is: Ladys [sic] & Gentn. [sic] May have more Copies without a second sitting---Old shades accurately reproduced & draft’d [sic] in the present taste by Clarke Church (possibly Yard; illegible) – Exeter. Inscribed on the ladies verso: Ladies & Gentn. [sic] may have more Copies with out [sic] the inconvenience of a second sitting.
(5 by 4”)

879-96 - SOLD




Double Miniature Profile Portraits, Husband and Wife, Within the DaLee Circle
Likely New York, 19th Century
Attributed to a member of the Justus DaLee family
Watercolor and pencil - SOLD


Antique Double Miniature Profile Portraits of a Husband and Wife, Attributed to the Justus DaLee Family, 19th Century, entire view

(Very good condition, mounted within period mahogany veneered frame; frame: 7.5 by 5.75"; view: 4.75 by 3")

809-48 - SOLD




Illustration, Watercolor, Woman, Hat, Flowers, Birds, Paul King, New York
March, April, May, Calendar Illustration
Paul King (1867 to 1947)
Watercolor on Paper, Signed at lower right - SOLD


Waterclor of a Woman in Hat with Flowers and Birds, Signed Paul King, with ruler for scale

(Fine condition, not examined out of frame; view: 7 by 8.75”)

659-66 - SOLD




Watercolor, Patriotic Americana, Liberty Like Figure, American Flag
Anonymous, 19th Century, Likely Centennial
Watercolor and ink on paper, painted frame - SOLD



Plumed or crowned figure with extended sword directed towards a lion (England) and wearing red and white striped dress; the date "1776" is displayed on her chest. The work is centered by flags, that which is on the right is emblazoned with "US". The piece was worked on what appears to be ledger paper and is mounted within a red painted frame. We have examined the verso finding no useful information.
Overall very good condition, paper is floating in frame; should be properly mounted.
Frame: 7.25 by 9", sight-size: 4.5 by 6.75")

570-508 - SOLD




Portrait of Gentleman Artist at Easel with Paint Palette, Watercolor
Anonymous
19th Century - SOLD



(Frame; 11.5 by 10"; view: 7.5 by 6")

191-413 - SOLD




Jacob Maentel, Full Length Portraits of Elizabeth and William Ault
Jacob Maentel (1763 to 1863)
Pennsylvania
Watercolor with pen and ink on paper
Displaying strong color, and even toning, archivally mounted in period frames - SOLD



(Dimensions: Frame: 11 by 9"; view: 9.5 by 7.5")

522-3 - SOLD




Watercolor Portrait, Young Girl Seated with Basket of Fruits
Monogram, AG or GA
1833 - SOLD



(Frame: 10.75 by 12.25"; view: 5.5 by 7")

191-391 - SOLD




Silhouettes, Hollow Cut and Watercolor, Lot of Three
Attributed to Anson Newell
Ellington, Connecticut
Circa 1840
Mounted within original frames retaining original backboards - SOLD



(Toning, soiling and water stains; 5 by 4" frames, sight-size 3.75 by 2.75")

336-131 - SOLD




Henry Walton, Watercolor Portrait of Benjamin Franklin Ellison, Age 4 years
Central New York Area
Inscribed, Drawn by H. Walton 1836
Watercolor on paper - SOLD



This sensitive rendering, a full-length portrait depicting Master Ellison standing within a garden path; holding a whip in one hand and his cap in the other, is conservation mounted within a period frame which may be original. (View area: 8.75 by 7")

127-8 - SOLD




Silhouette of Woman by Honeywell, Martha Ann
American, C. 1815 - SOLD



Martha Ann created these fascinating masterpiece silhouettes despite being born without the use of hands, using only her mouth and scissors as tools of creation. A most exceptional accomplishment.
Silhouette signed on obverse, with "Cut by M. Huneywell with the astounding mouth" typewritten on verso.
Attractive eglomaise frame.
Overall dimensions: 4.75 by 5.5".

1032-2 - SOLD




Watercolor, Girl with Dog - SOLD



1840's full length portrait in birds-eye maple frame.
Dimensions: 13 by 14.25" frame, 8 by 9.25" sight-size.

663-2 - SOLD




Portrait of Handsome Gentleman, Profile, Blue Coat, Red Collar
New England
Anonymous
Early 19th Century - SOLD



Watercolor on paper, carved oval frame; red stain
Excellent condition (Frame: 5.5 by 4.75"; view: 4 by 3")

336-118 - SOLD




Watercolor Of Prancing Horse
Probably Pennsylvania...perhaps a reward of merit
Nineteenth Century
Anonymous - SOLD



This chestnut-red colored horse with white stockings, black tack and a lively eye is shown standing on a brick red floor with white crosshatching. The artist trimmed the outside edges in yellow with fine black border. The frame with beaded liner was long ago over-painted black...whitish yellow paint is seen through the thinning black paint.
(Frame: 6.25 by 8.25-inches; view: 4 by 6-inches.)

272-2 - SOLD




Hollow Cut Silhouette
Of Caroline Green Parsons of Enfield, CT
19th Century - SOLD



The back reads that Caroline is a descendant of William Bradford of Plymouth Colony.
Dimensions: 3 by 4-inch sight size.

336-35 - SOLD




Silhouette, William Henry Brown, Cut and Applied, Lithograph Background
Charleston, South Carolina
December 15, 1848 - SOLD



Brown was a renowned silhouette artist, surviving profiles are quite scarce. This example, full length, cut free-hand, is dated and signed on the lower left edge; now hidden by frame. The work is dated and identified on the verso. The lithograph featuring a possible vista of Charleston and a framed picture of Washington's tomb has light scattered foxing and some toning at lower left within carpet. The backboard has a partial label advertising John S. Bird, Fancy Goods and instruments, "The Cheapest Goods in Charleston."
(Frame: 12 by 15.75"; view: 10.5 by 14.25")

809-36 - SOLD




JUSTUS DALEE (1793 to 1878), Full Length Portrait, Girl in Pink Dress
Delineated in Palmyra, March, 1843
Palmyra, New York
Watercolor, pencil and ink on paper
A rare full length portrait of a standing girl in pink dress - SOLD



A letter in the collection of The American Folk Art Museum from Justus Dalee to his brother Richard dated May 8, 1843, states in part that "I went to Palmyra, as I wrote John and made $50 in less than 3 weeks, all money. Mary and I started again April 11 and visited Palmyra a second time, made 50 to 60 dol's more, but instead of money it was mostly trade."

A closely related portrait of a standing girl in a red dress was formerly in the Barry Cohen collection and is illustrated in David A. Schorsch, The Barry Cohen Collection (New York: America Hurrah and David A. Schorsch, 1990), pp. 64-65, and Stacy C. Hollander, Stacy C. Hollander, Ed American Radiance, The Ralph Esmerian Gift to The American Folk Art Museum (New York: American Folk Art Museum and Abrams, 2001), p. 73.

For a thorough examination of this artist and his work see Michael and Suzanne Payne, "To Please the Eye, Justus Da Lee and His Family," Folk Art Magazine, Winter 2004/2005, pp. 46-57.
Watercolor, pencil and ink on paper, 4.75 by 2 7/8 inches, in the original gilt frame.
Inscribed in ink at lower center in block lettering: "Delineated in Palmyra, March, 1843"

Cleaned of some background foxing and de-acidified, refitted into its original frame to museum standards.

210-104 - SOLD




Gentleman and Lady
Seated On Upholstered Settee
Watercolor, pencil and pinprick

Anonymous
New England
1830's - SOLD



A possibly unique rendering depicting a seated couple within landscape of trees, flowers and monument. The gentleman offering a flower to the lady with both subjects holding a book. The ladies hat and collar and the gentleman's shirt are pinpricked adding texture to the work; colors remain strong. The work is mounted within a grain-painted frame of the period that measures 11 by 13.5-inches; the dimensions of view area are 8 by 10.75-inches.

264-23 - SOLD



If you are interested in buying any of these items, please call (978) 597-8084 or email David Hillier at drh@aaawt.com

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