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Thomas Sully (Anglo/American, 1783-1872) Portrait of Amelia Colter (née Postlethwaite) Mandeville (1818-1876)

Auction:
2581B
Lot:
402
Sold for:
$8,295$7,000

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Auction:
American & European Works of Art - 2581B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
February 03, 2012 12:00PM

Description:

Thomas Sully (Anglo/American, 1783-1872)

Portrait of Amelia Colter (née Postlethwaite) Mandeville (1818-1876), c. 1847
Unsigned, with a loan label from the Fogg Art Museum affixed to the reverse.
Oil on canvas, 20 x 17 in. (50.8 x 43.2 cm), framed.
Condition: Lined, minor retouch.

Provenance: From the sitter to her daughter, Amelia Postlethwaite Mandeville [Mrs. Thomas Gleason]; purchased by Roger Griswold Perkins (1874-1936), 1923, [...], private Massachusetts collection.

N.B. The sitter was the daughter of Samuel Postlethwaite (1772-1824), a Natchez merchant and president of the Bank of Mississippi in Natchez, and Anne Dunbar (1786-1864).

Estimate $7,000-9,000

Keywords

Amelia Postlethwaite Mandeville, Thomas Sully, Amelia Colter, Fogg Art Museum, Thomas Gleason, Roger Griswold Perkins, Massachusetts, president, Samuel Postlethwaite, Bank of Mississippi, Anne Dunbar

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