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Sold, Portraits, Historic
Possible Portrait of John Brown, Radical Abolitionist
A Maine Artist Portrays His Interpretation
Oil on Canvas (35.25 by 25.25")
Inscribed in graphite on the stretcher is found: Chas. Greenhalgh, 4th Maine Regt. - SOLD
A quick search produced a Charles B. Greenhalgh, fought at Gettysburg; his pension information and more. (The Sixty-Fourth Congress, Session II, 1917; voted that: “Charles B. Greenhalgh late captain Company C, Fourth Regiment Maine Volunteer Infantry to pay him a pension at the rate of $40 per month in lieu of what he is now receiving.”)
210-257 - SOLD
Print in Eglomaise Mat
18th Century - SOLD
Dimensions: 15.5 by 17.5-inches.
232-14 - SOLD
General Joshua Chamberlain
Late 19th Century - SOLD
Frame: 33 x 39 inches;
View: 23.75 x 29.75 inches.
110-359 - SOLD
George Washington, After Gilbert Stuart Athenaeum Portrait
Anonymous, found in South Carolina
Oil on Canvas
19th Century - SOLD
The canvas was mounted on wood during the mid-twentieth century; all else fine. The view area measures 25 by 31".
328-4 - SOLD
PORTRAIT OF SEA CAPTAIN WILLIAM SYMMES
FIRST HALF 19TH CENTURY
Oil on poplar panel, in period frame - SOLD
A beautifully rendered portrait of a Sea Captain that was engaged in the China clipper trade for 30-years. Tradition purports that this portrait depicts Captain Symmes who was born August 19, 1802 in Kingston, Massachusetts; he died November 6, 1884. The painting descended in the Lee Higginson family, Beverly, Massachusetts; to Harry Arons Antiques in 1945. (See, The Jamesons in America, 1647-1900; Captain Symmes is discussed on page 224.) The Symmes Family arrived in Charlestown, Massachusetts in the 1620's.
The painting is in excellent as found, original condition.
(Overall: 27 5/8 by 33-inches.)
274-111 - SOLD
Daniel Webster's Portrait, Statesman, Great Orator (1782 to 1852)
Anonymous - SOLD
In very good condition with some minor glazing and an old two" repair at upper right. (Frame: 31.25 by 37"; sight-size: 26 by 32")
Michael Fox, First President of Fire Association of Philadelphia
Oil on Canvas, c. 1820 to 1830 - SOLD
Michael Fox was elected the first president of the Fire Associate in Philadelphia in 1824, while he was still head of the Diligent Engine Company. The Fire Association served as an insurance business, raising profits to pay the volunteer fire organizations in Philadelphia. Fox is painted wearing a brown coat, calico waistcoat, and a starched white cravat. He sits on a painted bow-back Windsor chair with his knee pulled up, the buttons of his breeches visible between his hands, which are competently rendered.
Frame: 40.5” by 33” Sight: 35.5” by 28”
George Washington Portrait, Civilian Dress,
Depicted With Sword
Circa 1800 to 1820,
A competently rendered image showing Washington with sword
Oil on Canvas - SOLD
The unlined canvas remains on original stretcher; very good overall condition with scatted and minor fill. (Dimensions: 29 by 34" frame, 24 by 29" frame.)
Portrait, Theodore Frelinghuysen, Statesman, Vice Presidential Candidate
Accompanied by Printed Portrait, Hurrah, Hurrah, the Country's Risin'
Signed, William B. Chambers
New York and Pennsylvania
Oil on pressed board panel - SOLD
The subject identified, signed and dated "May, 1837," and with presentation inscription by artist on verso. Also attached to back is a partial label reading [Jameson] Frelinghuysen Insurance Company, New York; J.S. Frelinghuysen was President of the firm during the early 20th century. The portrait remains in very good original condition and is mounted within a period gold-painted gesso frame. The portrait is sold with a small folio hand-colored lithograph on paper of Frelinghuysen (toning, not examined out of frame).
(Print: 12 by 15.5"; view: 9.5 by 13"; Portrait: 17.5 by 15.5"; view: 9.25 by 7")
Theodore Frelinghuysen (1787-1861) was a lawyer, statesman, and patriot, born in Somerset County, New Jersey, graduating from the College of New Jersey (now Princeton University) class of 1804. Frelinghuysen served as Mayor of Newark, Attorney General of New Jersey and then, in 1828, was elected as an Anti-Jacksonian to the United States Senate, serving until 1835. He was an unsuccessful Vice Presidential candidate on the Whig ticket in 1844 with Henry Clay, Chancellor at New York University, and President of Rutgers College.
536-29 - SOLD
Spencerian Composition, George Washington, Pen and Ink Calligraphy
“Executed With a Pen by Martin Douglas, Student of Oswego Commercial College”
New York, Circa 1860’s (C.P. Meads, Principal)
An outstanding composition honoring George Washington - SOLD
(Frame: 21 by 27”, sight-size: 16 by 23”)
144-51 - SOLD
Sulfide Cameo Plaque, Thomas Jefferson, Early 19th Century
Impressed on obverse, DESPREZ; Rue des Recolets - N0. 2, Paris - SOLD
Encased white sulfide portrait of Jefferson, colorless glass, beveled and faceted edge, cameo reverse flat impressed with makers mark; cast gilt metal hanger. The Desprez signature is found on the finest sulfides; he established himself at the above mentioned address in 1793; listed in the Paris Commercial Almanac of 1807, 1812, and 1813. (Fine condition; diameter: 3.25")
1121-6 - SOLD
Painting, Horatio Nelson at Desk, Angel Guiding Nelson's Destiny Points to Fleet
Unknown Artist, 19th Century
Oil on Copper - SOLD
An outstanding composition; Horatio Nelson sits at his desk examining the Trafalgar battle plan, showing his famous two-column line of attack with the Victory leading the front column. On his desk is the trophy of a pyramid and the Sphinx, representing his victory at the Nile in 1798. A shield with Nelson's crest sits in the foreground; a beautiful ethereal angel gestures to a waiting fleet beyond the window, guiding Nelson to his destiny. (Very fine original condition (Frame: 31 by 37", sight-size: 23 by 29")
232-309 - SOLD
Polychrome Wax Portrait
Frederick The Great - SOLD
Frederick II of Prussia (1712 - 1786), commonly known as Frederick the Great, reigned from 1750 - 1786, tinted profile wax portrait in a round fiberboard case with wallpaper on the bottom and colored German advertisement inside, there is tape around the outside of the case should be remounted, but the was portrait, other than some dust, is in very good condition. (Diameter: 3.5-inches.)
110-353 - SOLD