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Association Miniature of Dr. Ebenezer Crosby after Charles Willson Peale (1741-1827)

Auction:
3012T
Lot:
1464
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$1,599$1,300

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Auction:
Books & Manuscripts - 3012T
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
May 23, 2017 12:00PM

Description:

Association Miniature of Dr. Ebenezer Crosby after Charles Willson Peale (1741-1827) Gouache on ivory miniature attributed to Peale, housed in a photograph case, some paint losses where the bust meets the oval frame, and some slight losses to background, 1 x 1 1/2 in.
Dr. Ebenezer Crosby (1753-1788) was attending physician to Washington's troops at Cambridge in 1776 and spent two weeks in the hospital at Valley Forge before being discharged from the military. He continued the practice of medicine after the war, and settled in New York.
Provenance: The Estate of David Spinney.
Estimate $500-700


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Keywords

Ebenezer Crosby, David Spinney, Cambridge, Charles Willson Peale, George Washington, Military personnel, Peale, Rembrandt Peale, United States, Visual arts

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