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


Watercolor Portraits, Pair, Man and Woman, English School
Anonymous, Early 19th Century, entire view

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

SOLD

1111-24




Miniature Portrait on Ivory in Locket, Young Boy, Signed: John Carlin (1813-1891)
Date/Period: Circa 1841-1845 - SOLD


Miniature Portrait on Ivory in Locket, Young Boy, Signed: John Carlin (1813-1891), entire view

Measurement: 1.5" x 1.75"

Material: Oil on ivory within gilt locket

Condition: Good original condition, extremely minor shrinkage to ivory which doesn’t
distract.

Additional Information: John Carlin was a deaf-mute artist born in Philadelphia; he
graduated in 1825 from the Pennsylvania Institute for the Deaf and Dumb. In 1833-
1834, in Philadelphia, he studied portraiture and drawing. In 1838 he went to London,
studying the past tradition of art in the National Museum. He later went to Paris,
studying with Paul Delaroche, before returning to the United States in 1841, living in
New York City and practicing the profession of miniaturist.

SOLD

1125-63




Fine Miniature Portrait, Signed – WILLIAMS, 1819
Watercolor on Ivory - SOLD


Fine Miniature Portrait, Signed – WILLIAMS, 1819
Watercolor on Ivory, entire view

Identified on verso as Joseph Ruggles
(Frame: 4.5" x 5.5"; view: 2.5" x 3")

SOLD

210-275




Title: Watercolor, Profile Portrait of Lady Holding Book, Attrib. to Mary A. Fowler Da Lee
Wife of Justus Da Lee
Date/Period: 1830s - SOLD


Watercolor, Profile Portrait of Lady Holding Book, Attrib. to Mary A. Fowler Da Lee Wife of Justus Da Lee, entire view

Measurement: Frame: 5" x 4"; view: 2.5" x 3"

Material: Watercolor, pencil, and gum Arabic; mounted within a period gilt frame.

Condition: Fine

Additional Information: The known portraits by Mary A. Fowler Da Lee, wife of Justus
Da Lee are less developed, less elegant of those of her husband, Richard, or Aaron
Da Lee; her oeuvre displaying fully outlined eyes, chins receding or set back from the
line of the upper face. Mary Da Lee’s profiles of women feature long necks and
elongated torsos; her faces lack the wash of facial color employed by other family
members. The subject wears a tortoise shell comb in her hair, gold earrings and brooch,
and a neck ribbon…she holds a colorful book. There are notes on the verso.

SOLD

210-302




Miniature Portrait, Blue Eyed Reverend
Anonymous, circa 1800ish - SOLD


Miniature Portrait, Blue Eyed Reverend 
Anonymous, circa 1800ish, entire view

In pencil on verso: Dr. Hooker
(Lovely modern frame: 4" x 3.25"; view: 2.75" x 2”.
Not examined out of frame.)

SOLD

849-98




Folk Portrait of Woman Holding Red Book, Annotations on Verso Mrs. Campbell, Artist, Bangor, Maine - SOLD


Folk Portrait of Woman Holding Red Book, Annotations on Verso

The artist information and address along with other notes are found on the reverse. We suspected English School, with the noted information, perhaps Anglo-American. The work is mounted within a period frame featuring a blonde finish and gilt liner.
(frame: 5.75 x 7"; view: 4.25 x 5.5")

SOLD

862-18




Period Folk Art Portrait, Signed J.A. Davis, Watercolor, Man Holding Book
Mr. Stephen N. Tingley 1839, Signed "By J.A. Davis" Along the Lower Edge. - SOLD


Period Folk Art Portrait, Signed J.A. Davis, Watercolor, Man Holding Book
Mr. Stephen N. Tingley 1839, Signed 'By J.A. Davis' Along the Lower Edge, entire view

(Jane Anthony, b. 1821, d. 1855)
Watercolor and pencil on paper; mounted within paint decorated frame,
view: 7 5/8 x 5.5”., frame: 9.75 x 7.75”. Condition: Minor toning, water staining at lower edge.

Provenance: Don Walters, Goshen, Indiana, October 26, 1984.

Literature: The Old Print Shop Portfolio, vol. XIX, no. 32, May 1960; exhibition catalog forThree New
England Watercolor Painters, 1974, p. 48; also…Arthur and Sybil Kern, "J.A. Davis: Identity Reviewed,"
The Clarion, Summer 1991, p. 42.

Exhibitions: Three New England Watercolor Painters, The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois,
November 16-December 22, 1974; St. Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, Missouri, January 17-March 2, 1975;
Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Collection, Colonial Williamsburg, Williamsburg, Virginia, March 25
-May 11, 1975; Currier Gallery of Art, Manchester, New Hampshire, June 1-September 1, 1975.

SOLD

216-648



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


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”)

SOLD

661-33




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


Folk Portrait, Watercolor, Girl with Parrot, Seated in Decorated Chair
Anonymous
19th Century, entire view

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

SOLD

536-32




Folk Art Portrait, Watercolor, Profile,
Best Mustard Yellow Painted Frame
New England, circa 1820-1830
Handsome blue-eyed gentleman, the portrait within original frame [and glass] - SOLD


Folk Art Portrait, Watercolor, Profile, 
Best Mustard Yellow Painted Frame
New England, circa 1820-1830, entire view

(Fine Condition; frame: 4.25 x 5"; view: 2.75 x 3.5")

1210-2




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


Silhouettes, Three Profiles, Full Length, Watercolor and Pencil
Anonymous, 19th Century, entire view

(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




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


Watercolor, Patriotic Americana, Liberty Like Figure, American Flag
Anonymous, 19th Century, entire view

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


Portrait of Gentleman Artist at Easel with Paint Palette, Watercolor
Anonymous
19th Century, entire view

(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


Jacob Maentel, Full Length Portraits of Elizabeth and William Ault
Jacob Maentel (1763 to 1863), entire view

(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


Watercolor Portrait, Young Girl Seated with Basket of Fruits
Monogram, AG or GA
1833, entire view

(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


Silhouettes, Hollow Cut and Watercolor, Lot of Three
Attributed to Anson Newell
Ellington, Connecticut
Circa 1840, entire view

(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


Henry Walton, Watercolor Portrait of Benjamin Franklin Ellison, Age 4 years
Central New York Area
Inscribed, Drawn by H. Walton 1836, entire view

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


Silhouette of Woman by Honeywell, Martha Ann
American, C. 1815, entire view

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


Watercolor, Girl with Dog, entire view

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


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

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


Watercolor Of Prancing Horse
Probably Pennsylvania...perhaps a reward of merit
Nineteenth Century
Anonymous, entire view

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


Hollow Cut Silhouette
Of Caroline Green Parsons of Enfield, CT
19th Century, entire view

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


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

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


JUSTUS DALEE (1793 to 1878), Full Length Portrait, Girl in Pink Dress
Delineated in Palmyra, March, 1843
Palmyra, New York, entire view

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


Gentleman and Lady
Seated On Upholstered Settee
Watercolor, pencil and pinprick
Anonymous
New England
1830's, entire view

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




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


Pin Prick, Watercolor, Scissor Picture, Rooster, Scherenschnitte Silhouette
Anonymous, Circa 1800, entire view

(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




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




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


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

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")

809-73 - SOLD




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


Pair of Very Good Hollow Cut, Pen & Ink & Watercolor Silhouettes, Lady and Gentleman New England, 1820s, entire view

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

809-72 - SOLD


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