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Erastus Salisbury Field (Massachusetts/New York, c. 1805-1900) Portrait of a Dwarfed Boy in a Red Dress Holding a Rattle

Auction:
3121M
Lot:
350
Sold for:
$43,050$35,000

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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 3121M
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
August 12, 2018 10:00AM

Description:

Erastus Salisbury Field (Massachusetts/New York, c. 1805-1900)

Portrait of a Dwarfed Boy in a Red Dress Holding a Rattle
Unsigned.
Oil on canvas, 12 x 9 in., in a maple frame with block corners.
Condition: No obvious retouch.

Provenance: James Abbe, Oyster Bay, New York; Joan Washburn, New York; Private New England Collection; Sotheby's, June 27, 1985, Lot 278; Skinner, October 28, 1989, Lot 452.

Literature: Exhibition catalog 19th Century American Folk Art: From the Collection of James Abbe, Jr. (Washburn Gallery, New York); Mary C. Black exhibition catalog Erastus Salisbury Field 1805-1900, p. 64.

Exhibitions: 19th Century American Folk Art: From the Collection of James Abbe, Jr., Washburn Gallery, New York, September 12-October 6, 1979; Erastus Salisbury Field, Museum of Fine Arts, Springfield, Massachusetts, February 5-April 1, 1984; National Museum of American Arts and Portrait Gallery, Washington, DC, June 10-September 4, 1984; Museum of American Folk Art and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, November-December, 1984; Marion Koogler McNay Art Institute, San Antonio, Texas, January-February, 1985.
The Arthur & Sybil Kern Collection of American Folk Art
Estimate $8,000-12,000


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.

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James Abbe , Jr., Joan Washburn, Sybil Kern, Mary C. Black, San Antonio, Springfield, Washington, DC, American Folk Art Museum, Erastus, James Abbe, Marion Koogler McNay, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Visual arts

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