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")
Antique, Folk Art Watercolor,
Soldier on Horseback, THE HORSE,
Best Blue Frame
Likely Pennsylvania, Circa 1830 - SOLD
Watercolor on wove paper, mounted on wove paper; frame: 11.5 by 9.5”
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
Watercolor, Major General Zachary Taylor on Horseback, Pen and Ink, Gilt Frame
Charles C. Spaulding / Penmanship / Keene, New Hampshire
A powerful image, signed in border at lower right - SOLD
(Overall fine, very minor water stain at bottom right mentioned for accuracy; frame: 18 by 15", sight-size: 14.75 by 11.75")
928-58 - SOLD
Portrait, British Officer, Watercolor on Paper, Framed
Anonymous, Circa 1800 - SOLD
(2.5 by 3.25")
1071-6 - SOLD
A REVERSE PAINTING ON GLASS OF LIBERTY, CIRCA 1800
Chinese School, After Edward Savage (American, 1761-1817), LIBERTY
For the American market…
Depicting Liberty as the goddess of youth Hebe, featuring the
Boston Harbor and State House in the background at
lower right. - SOLD
Artists and propagandists during the late 18th and early 19th centuries were often inspired by standard iconic images, figures, and symbols displaying revolutionary ideology and republican values. This famous work represents an outstanding example of the integration of these symbols combined within a single, allegorical image.
In this work is the beautiful Lady Liberty as the Goddess of Youth Hebe, wearing a flowing Classical robe, she offers a cup, sustenance to the American eagle whom has descended from the sky; a sunburst illuminating his wings and Liberty. Liberty is attracting light to a darkened world; note that she is positioned before a nearly obscured Doric column; artists were not shy when connecting the new Republican age to the Classical period. Under Lady Liberty’s right foot are symbols of the era's revolutionary sentiments: a key, a royal garter, a broken scepter and chains, this vignette signifying the destruction of the tyrannical bonds that had long given the British monarchy power over Americans. The port of Boston, location of the legendary Tea Party is shown behind Liberty…Boston was also the target of many "Intolerable Acts." The artist included dramatic bolts of lightning reaching from the skies roiling clouds, suggesting the future storm that would cause revolutionary winds of change for Boston and the entire Young Republic. Surmounting the image is the American flag, displaying fifteen stars, flying from a pole crowned with a liberty cap which is seen in many contemporary, revolutionary images.
Literature: A similar Chinese export reverse painting on glass is illustrated in The Decorative Arts of the China Trade,by Carl L. Crossman, The Antique Collector's Club, publishers, p. 217, plate 122.
View area: 23.5-inches by 1/2 x 17.5-inches; Frame: 19.25 x 25.75-inches.
492-173 - SOLD
Painting, Civil War Camp
Signed Robert Kellen
Oil on canvas - SOLD
Within this woodland scene is a makeshift log fort and tent; uniformed soldiers relaxing and a group of four soldiers bearing bayoneted arms at shoulder. The work remains in fine condition and is on original stretcher; mounted within original carved and gilt frame.
Dimensions: Frame: 24.75 x 18.75 inches; view: 17.5 x 11.5 inches.
570-103 - SOLD
Illustration, Robber Barons, Captive Uncle Sam, James Montgomery Flagg
James M. Flagg, (1877 to 1960) New York (Signed)
Andrew Carnegie, John D. Rockefeller, Cornelius Vanderbilt, John W. Gates, Henry Clay Frick, Charles Schwab and J. P. Morgan
Watercolor and Gouache, half tone on illustration board - SOLD
Uncle Sam tied to a tree, humiliated by several men in Western garb. The men are well known late 19th - early 20th century business tycoons portrayed as robbers by the artist. The illustration signed James Montgomery Flagg in the lower right corner. The work is mounted within an ornate gilt frame. There are a few specks of paint loss and in-painting in the upper right corner; toning to the board, otherwise in very good to excellent condition. (41 by 29" framed, view area approximately 35.5 by 23.5")
232-303 - SOLD