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3222B Boston
March 2, 2019 10:00AMCalender

Attributed to H.K. Goodman (American, 19th Century) Portrait of Ananias Mowry

Auction: American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 3222B Location: Boston Date / Time: March 02, 2019 10:00AM


Attributed to H.K. Goodman (American, 19th Century)

Portrait of Ananias Mowry
Unsigned, sitter identified on a label on the back of the frame.
Oil on canvas, 31 x 26 in., in a gilt molded frame.
Condition: Relined, repaired tears and punctures with associated retouch.

Provenance: Robert H. Glass Auction, Smithfield, Rhode Island, October 29, 1978.

Literature: Jacqueline Oak, "American Folk Portraits in the Collection of Sybil B. and Arthur B. Kern," The Magazine Antiques, September 1982, p. 569.

Exhibitions: Reflections of 19th Century America: Folk Art from the Collection of Sybil B. and Arthur B. Kern, Museum of Our National Heritage, Lexington, Massachusetts, September 19, 1979-June 15, 1980.

Note: According to genealogical records, Ananias Mowry was born 1771 and died 1842. He is buried in Smithfield, Rhode Island.
Provenance: The Arthur & Sybil Kern Collection of American Folk Art.
Estimate $400-600

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Arthur B. Kern, Sybil Kern, Robert H. Glass, Jacqueline Oak, Ananias Mowry, Lexington