Page 58

142

142 Amon Gilbert Justus Da Lee (American, 1820-1879) Profile Portrait Miniature of a Bearded Gentleman. Unsigned. Watercolor on paper, with faint pencil lines, 3 1/4 x 2 3/4 in., in a period, probably original mitered mahogany veneer frame. Condition: Paint flaking on outline of jacket and chair, otherwise good. Literature: The Magazine Antiques, July/ August 2011, article “Side Portrait Painters: Differentiating the Da Lee Family Artists,” by Joan R. Brownstein and Elle Shushan, pp. 154-161. The member of the Da Lee family who painted this portrait miniature was determined by the characteristics given in the article for each of the family artists. Amon Da Lee’s portraits show “a faded but pronounced blue wash that covered much of the background sides ... the heads appeared to be tilted at a slight downward angle, and the eyes are unfocused,” which are characteristics of the portrait offered here. $600-800

56

143 Silhouette Portrait of “Mary Shanagle 1836,” probably New England, hollowcut bust-length profile portrait, the subject identified in inscriptions below the bust, highlighted with China white and black watercolor, (toning), 4 x 3 1/4 in., in a period molded wood frame. $300-500

146 American School, 19th Century

144 American School, 19th Century

147 American School, 19th Century

Small Portrait of a Young Woman Holding a Red Book. Signed and dated “H.P. 1849” below. Watercolor on paper, 4 x 2 3/8 in., in a later frame with oval mat. Condition: Repaired tears, stains outside of mat, losses to right edge. $600-800

Small Portrait of a Girl Wearing a Blue Gown with a Basket of Flowers. Unsigned. Watercolor on thin card, 7 3/4 x 6 3/8 in., in a later molded carved giltwood frame. Condition: Toning, minor foxing. $300-400

145 American School, 19th Century Small Portrait of a Lady Wearing a Fancy Gown. Unsigned. Watercolor on paper, 6 x 4 in., in a period mitered wood frame. Condition: Toning, creases, moisture stains, loss l.l. corner. $600-800

Additional information and photos at www.skinnerinc.com

Small Portrait of a Girl Wearing a Blue Dress with a Basket of Flowers and Bouquet. Unsigned. Watercolor on paper, 5 3/4 x 5 in., in a period mitered wood frame. Condition: Toning, light stains. $300-500

148 American/Continental School, 19th Century Portrait Miniature of a Young Woman Holding a Mask. Unsigned. Watercolor on ivory, 4 5/8 x 3 1/2 in., in a later molded painted and gilt-gesso frame. Condition: Scattered light stains. $300-500

American Furniture & Decorative Arts | Skinner Auction 2680B  

The October 27, 2013 Skinner American Furniture & Decorative Arts auction in Boston includes many fine examples of newly discovered furnitur...

American Furniture & Decorative Arts | Skinner Auction 2680B  

The October 27, 2013 Skinner American Furniture & Decorative Arts auction in Boston includes many fine examples of newly discovered furnitur...