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American School, 19th Century Portraits of John Nielson and His Wife Lydia (Mendenhall), Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Auction:
2838M
Lot:
1528
Sold for:
$1,353$1,100

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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2838M
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
August 09, 2015 10:00AM

Description:

American School, 19th Century

Portraits of John Nielson and His Wife Lydia (Mendenhall), Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Unsigned, each inscribed with the sitters' names and location on the reverse.
Oil on canvas, 28 1/2 x 23 1/4 in., in period mitered wood frames with gilt liners.
Condition: Both with craquelure and scattered minute paint losses.

Note: A genealogical search finds that Lydia Maria Mendenhall was born August 6, 1787, in Wilmington, Delaware, the oldest of six children born to Thomas and Mary (Zane) Mendenhall. Lydia married John Nielson on July 28, 1810 in Delaware, Pennsylvania.
Estimate $2,000-3,000


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

Lydia Maria Mendenhall, John Nielson, Pennsylvania, American School, Harrisburg, Delaware, Mary (Zane) Mendenhall, Thomas Mendenhall, Wilmington, genealogical search

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