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American School, Early 19th Century Watercolor Portraits of Nancy Hays and James Hays

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3121M
Lot:
365
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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 3121M
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
August 12, 2018 10:00AM

Description:

American School, Early 19th Century

Watercolor Portraits of Nancy Hays and James Hays
Unsigned.
Watercolor on paper, 9 1/2 x 7 1/2 in., in brown-painted frames with raised corner blocks.
Condition: Toned, scattered spots.

Provenance: Chris Machmer; Howard Feldman; Sotheby's, July 23, 1988, Lot 154; Greg K. Kramer, Philadelphia Antiques Show, April 14, 1996.

Note: Typed label on the reverse reads: "These pictures of Great-grandmother and Great-grandfather Hayes were done by an old Indian who came through the village of Terra Alta, W. Va. some time after 1845, which was the year James Hayes settled in W. Va."
The Arthur & Sybil Kern Collection of American Folk Art
Estimate $4,000-6,000


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

James Hays, Nancy Hays, Howard Feldman, Greg K. Kramer, Chris Machmer, Sybil Kern, Geography of the United States, Hayes, Hays, James Hayes, Kansas, Terra Alta

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