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Title: Portrait, Young Woman in White Holding Red Book
William Jennys (1774-1859)
Date/Period: Active 1793-1808 - SOLD


Portrait, Young Woman in White Holding Red Book
William Jennys (1774-1859), entire view

Measurement: 30" x 25"

Material: Oil on canvas, original stretcher

Condition: Very good, miniscule fill

Additional Information: William Jennys (attributed)
Unsigned bust length neoclassical portrait of a dark-haired young woman wearing a cap
and sheer collar posed in an oval with dark spandrels.
The portraitist painted throughout most of New England and New York. William and
his father, Richard, worked together for seven years. In about 1800, Richard
and William Jennys moved to Massachusetts where they painted portraits in the central
and western part of the state.

SOLD

707-96




John Bradley, Portrait of Seated Gentleman Holding Scroll, Signed Lower Right
Unknown Sitter, September 22, 1834
Oil on Canvas, back-mark: Prepared by Edward Deciliux / New York - SOLD


John Bradley, Portrait of Seated Gentleman Holding Scroll, Signed Lower Right, entire view

The subject holds an inscribed scroll which is mostly iledgeable, we can read: Captain Ethelbert / September 22, 1834 / Fifth Company…otherwise iledgeable.
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]. A large tear on the subject’s chest was restored, otherwise very good with only typical and minor touches. The stretcher is original with the frame being vintage. (Frame: 28.75" x 36"; view: 26.25" x 33.5")

SOLD

928-98




Folk Art Double Portrait, Mother and Child Holding Watch
New England, Circa 1830
Anonymous, Oil on Canvas, Period Gilt Frame - SOLD


Antique Folk Art Portrait of Mother with Child, New England, Circa 1830, close up view

(Relined and is on a new stretcher, minor fill to craquelure all else fine. The period gilt
frame measures 28.5” x 34.25”; view area measures: 21.5 x 27.25 inches.)

SOLD

608-53




Vintage Portrait, African American Gentleman by African American Georgia Artist,
Signed: Spencer Oil on sheet iron - SOLD


Vintage Portrait, African American Gentleman by African American Georgia Artist, Signed: Spencer
Oil on sheet iron, entire view

All we know is that “SPENCER” was likely a nomadic portraitist traveling the Southern United States at the
turn of the twentieth century through the 1920s and 1930s. We sold this portrait of a gentleman some years
ago and are very pleased to present the work. We know of approximately eight extant works, all depicting
African American Subjects; all signed SPRNCER in brick red paint. The extant portraits other than the
gentleman were found in a Georgia estate; we have a copy of the old-time collector’s obituary to lead on a
possible journey of discovery. (Frame: 14.5" x 11"; view: 12" x 9")

SOLD

1192-2




Folk Portrait of a Gentleman Wearing Brown Coat,
American School, Circa 1840 - SOLD


Folk Portrait of a Gentleman Wearing Brown Coat,
American School, Circa 1840, entire view

This guy seduces emotional participation,hard edged yet agreeable folk art!
(Shrinkage fissures stabilized with battens; minor fill; 18 x 28.25")

SOLD

216-642




Portraits, Sully, Joseph Howard Cromwell (b. 1786) and Margaret Parish Cromwell (b. 1795)
Attributed to Thomas Sully (1783-1872)
Philadelphia, About 1832 - SOLD


Portraits, Sully, Joseph Howard Cromwell (b. 1786) and Margaret Parish Cromwell (b. 1795)

Relined on linen canvas with wax-resin adhesive; cleaned, filled, retouched; mounted on second stretcher within new frame (1959).
(Frame: 29.5 x 34.5"; view: 24.5 x 29.5")

1212-1 - SOLD




Vintage Portrait, Stunning Black Woman by African American Georgia Artist, Signed: Spencer
The Provocative Image Compels Emotional Participation
Oil on artist board - SOLD


Vintage Portrait, Stunning Black Woman by African American Georgia Artist, Signed: Spencer
The Provocative Image Compels Emotional Participation 
Oil on artist board, sans frame

All we know is that “SPENCER” was likely a nomadic portraitist traveling the Southern United States at the
turn of the twentieth century through the 1920s and 1930s. We sold the portrait of gentleman published
herewith some years ago, also by “SPENCER”. We know of approximately eight extant works, all depicting
African American Subjects; all signed SPRNCER in brick red paint. The extant portraits other than the
gentleman were found in a Georgia estate; we have a copy of the old-time collector’s obituary to lead on a
possible journey of discovery. (Fine original condition; frame: 18" x 14.5"; view: 13.5" x 11")

SOLD

1192-3




Asahel Powers, Folk Portraits on Panel, Daniel Griswold and His Daughter Louisa
Both paintings are oil on panel, each is signed front & back, ages noted
“Painted by Powers & Rice - August 1st 1835 – Daniel Griswold – Tavern Owner W. Springfield”
“Portrait of Louisa Griswold Field / painted in her wedding dress” (later script) - SOLD


Antique Pair of Portraits on Panel, By Ashael Powers, Daniel Griswold and his daughter Louisa, close up view

Exhibited: Asahel Powers-Painter of Vermont Faces, Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum 1973

Published: Little, Nina Fletcher, Asahel Powers-Painter of Vermont Faces. The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, 1973. Plates 37 & 38, pp. 38 & 39

Discussed in: Lipman, Jean, Armstrong, Tom, American Folk Painters of Three Centuries. Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY, 1980, page 156

Other references available: including town histories and genealogical – for both the Griswold and Field families. Please call for full description, and/or enthusiastic discussion.

(Minor restoration, original frames; Louisa’s frame: 30 by 36”, sight-size: 27 by 33.5; Daniel’s frame: 29.5 by 36”, sight-size: 26.25 by 33”)

424-286




Genre Scene Painting, Showing Drawing to Grandpa, James Clarke Waite (1832-1920)
Waite's work was characterized by great detail and high finish - SOLD


Antique Genre Scene Painting, Showing Drawing to Grandpa, by James Clarke Waite, entire view

Born at Whitehaven, Cumberland, England; his late career found him in Australia
Waite first exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1863; after becoming well known in the north of England as a genre painter, he settled in London in 1869-85, exhibiting over the period 25 works at the Royal Academy, and 117 at Sussex Street. He was elected a member of the Royal Society of British Artists in 1873.
(Frame: 30 by 26”, sight-size: 24 by 19”)

659-137 - SOLD




Folk Art Portrait, Woman Wearing Puffy Sleeve Dress, Watch on Blue Ribbon
American School, Likely New England, Circa 1830’s - SOLD


Antique Folk Art Portrait of Woman in Puffy Sleeve Dress, Circa 1830's, with ruler for scale

(Clean and ready to hang, very minor in-paint; expert repair of small tear, lined, mounted on later stretcher; installed within a period gilt frame.
(Frame: 28 by 32.5"; view: 23 by 28")

311-2 - SOLD




Pair of Nineteenth Century Portraits, Grandmother, Grandfather and Son
Anonymous, Early 19th Century
Colorful three quarter views - SOLD


Antique Pair of 19th Century Portraits of Grandparents and Their Son, with ruler for scale

The verso inscribed in pencil:

Henrietta Munnick
Grandmother of J. Rens
Great grandmother of E. & L. Maynard

Adrian Munnick, son of
Henrietta Munnick
Great Uncle of
E. & L. Maynard

The lone gentleman identified as Philip Rens
Grandfather of E. & L. Maynard

(Very minor in-paint, couple old and tight repairs to Gramps, else fine.
The modern gilt frames measure: 15 by 17.75"; view: 10.75 by 13.5")

1137-1 - SOLD




Erastus Salisbury Field (1805 to 1900), Pair of Folk Art Portraits, Man and Woman
New England, Circa 1830's
Oil on canvas, likely original gilt frames
This item just in, more information to follow, please call if interested - SOLD


Erastus Salisbury Field (1805 to 1900), Pair of Folk Art Portraits, Man and Woman
New England, Circa 1830's, entire view

(Canvas laid-down on Masonite, scattered retouch, good condition, will greatly benefit from a cleaning (service available); frame: 34 by 40"; view: 28 by 34")

648-8 - SOLD




Folk Portrait, Lady in Red Dress Holding Book
Anonymous, American School
1830's
Oil on canvas, original stretcher, period gilt frame - SOLD


Folk Portrait, Lady in Red Dress Holding Book
Anonymous, American School
1830's, entire view

(Original condition, two small punctures restored)
(Frame: 28.75 by 32.25"; view: 22 by 25.25")

448-20 - SOLD




Portrait of Gentleman, Signed on Verso
S. Kay Aged 57 Years 1796
W. Murray, Pinx, 1796
Oil on canvas - SOLD


Portrait of Gentleman, Signed on Verso
S. Kay Aged 57 Years 1796
W. Murray, Pinx, 1796, entire view

The work remains on original stretcher and is mounted within modern frame; small puncture at stretcher edge, lower right with all else fine.
(Frame: 19.5 by 17.25"; view: 15 by 12.75")

827-4 - SOLD




Portrait of Graceful Young Woman
Half Length in Green Velvet Wrap
English School in the Circle of Frederick Kerseboom (1632 to 1693)
By Family Legend, Nelly Gwyn, Mistress of Charles II
Circa 1680
Oil on Canvas - SOLD


Portrait of Graceful Young Woman, Half Length in Green Velvet Wrap
English School in the Circle of Frederick Kerseboom (1632 to 1693), entire view

An attractive work depicting an elegant lady wearing competently rendered fine and expensive silk, velvet and lace. Shared based on hearsay is that the subject is thought to be Nelly Gwyn, an actress and a mistress of a friend of Charles II who "gave her" to Charles; Charles II dying words were about three of his mistresses - one of them Nell, "Do not let Nell starve". The canvas was mounted on a second canvas and stretcher during the late eighteenth or early nineteenth century; the most minor in-painting to a few scattered abrasions.
(Dimensions: 24.75 by 29.75".)

107-112 - SOLD




Portrait, Lady with Book
Early 19th Century - SOLD


Portrait, Lady with Book
Early 19th Centur, entire view

Oil on board in painted frame.
Dimensions: 29 by 35-inch frame, 24 by 30-inch view.

816-5 - SOLD




Zedekiah Belknap, Portrait of Lady
Confidently Attributed
Oil on Wood Panel
Early 19th Century - SOLD


Zedekiah Belknap, Portrait of Lady
Confidently Attributed
Oil on Wood Panel
Early 19th Century, entire view

Evident is Belknap's signature style; emblematic traits such as color, detail of costume and hairstyle; the dark outlines, full mouth, sharply outlined eyes and flat ear painted on prepared panel scored with diagonal lines simulating canvas twill. The painting remains in original condition with no visible damage or in-painting. Sitter information, location (NY) and date of 1821 in pencil on verso) (20.75 by 26" unframed)

958-14 - SOLD




Portrait, Beautiful Young Lady, Folk Portrait
Attributed to Asahel Lynde Powers (1813 to 1843)
Late 1830's
Oil on canvas - SOLD


Portrait, Beautiful Young Lady, Folk Portrait
Attributed to Asahel Lynde Powers (1813 to 1843)
Late 1830's, entire view

Powers, born at Springfield, Vermont likely painted this portrait when traveling the northeast, perhaps at New York State. The vibrant subject displays features attributed to Powers such as black dots on fichu, detail of scarf; hand with floral still life and more. The painting remains on original stretcher and is in excellent condition with only two tiny repaired punctures, all else fine. The portrait is mounted within a period, boldly figured curly maple frame.
Dimensions: 29.5 by 34.75" frame, 23.75 by 29" sight-size.

570-220 - SOLD




Portrait, Josephine Connor
Life Size, at age of three months
John Denny Conner (1820 to 1884)
Fulton County, Illinois
1846
Oil on canvas - SOLD


Portrait, Josephine Connor
Life Size, at age of three months
John Denny Conner (1820 to 1884), entire view

Bears a hand written label on verso inscribed: "Portrait of Josephine Conner, Life size, at age of three months. Painted by her father, John Denny Conner, at Bloomington, Ill, in the summer of 1846. Josephine Conner, only child of John D. and Minerva Conner, was born June 25, 1846. Died September 9, 1886. Age 40 yrs, . 2 mos. 15 days. I Minerva Louise Atkins, only daughter of Allan C. and Josephine Atkins, became the possessor of this 'picture' in 1886. I bequeath it to my eldest son, Gordon Wayne Moore, with the instruction to hand it down to the eldest child (boy or girl) from one generation to another. I also wish each recipient to affix their name and age also "Date of Death" of preceding possessor. I - Minerva Louisa Atkins Moore (the present possessor); at Bloomington, Ill, Feb 2nd 1878."
The portrait is lined and remains in excellent condition; mounted within a period stenciled block-corner molded frame. Additional information available. (Frame: 14 by 16"; view: 9.5 by 11.5")

826-47 - SOLD




Portrait, Lady in Blue, Pastel
Anonymous
1820's
Original frame and condition - SOLD


Portrait, Lady in Blue, Pastel
Anonymous
1820's, entire view

(Frame: 12.25 by 15.5"; view: 9.5 by 12.75")

545-3 - SOLD




Portrait of a Man
Oil on Board - SOLD


Portrait of a Man
Oil on Board, entire view

Oil on board bust length portrait of a man wearing a black cravat, wing collar, string for spectacles, in a grain painted frame, some paint loss in lower right corner. (11.75-inches x 16.25-inches framed, 9-inches x 13.5-inches.)

467-12 - SOLD




Portrait of Beautiful Lady in White, Ammi Phillips,
Circa 1820-1822
Eliza DuBois [later Mrs. Peter Van Benschoten Fowler; 1801–1866] - SOLD

Oil on canvas, frame: 31.25 x 37"; view: 23.75 x 29.25" Literature: Magazine Antiques, November 2007, Ammi Phillips’s A Brilliant Formula – Women in White by Joan Brownstein and Bobbi Terkowitz

216-645 - SOLD


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