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Attributed to Ammi Phillips (American

Auction:
2134
Lot:
107A
Sold for:
$7,475$6,500

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Auction:
Sale #2134 - 2134
Location:
Bolton
Date / Time :
October 28, 2001 10:00AM

Description:

Attributed to Ammi Phillips (American, 1788-1865) Portrait of a Gentleman Holding a Letter, c. 1835, Kent, Connecticut, or Amenia (Dutchess County), New York, the letter appears to be inscribed "M. Trumball." Unsigned. Oil on canvas, 31 1/2 x 26 1/2 in., original frame. Condition: Scattered retouch and craquelure. Literature: This portrait is also briefly described, dated, and its probable point of origin mentioned in the publication Revisiting Ammi Phillips: Fifty Years of American Portraiture, by Stacy Hollander, Howard Fertig, and Mary Black, Museum of American Folk Art, 1994, p. 76.! N.B. The published information, similar framing, and oral family history and descent suggest that lot 107 and 107A depict a husband and wife.
Estimate $5,000-7,000

Keywords

Kent, Connecticut, Dutchess County, Howard Fertig, Mary Black, Stacy Hollander, Museum of American Folk Art, Ammi Phillips