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2190
Charles Balthazar Julien Fevret de Saint-Mémin (1770 - 1852)
PORTRAIT OF CAPTAIN THOMSON, PHILADELPHIA
Estimate
6,0008,000
LOT SOLD. 11,875 USD
JUMP TO LOT
2190
Charles Balthazar Julien Fevret de Saint-Mémin (1770 - 1852)
PORTRAIT OF CAPTAIN THOMSON, PHILADELPHIA
Estimate
6,0008,000
LOT SOLD. 11,875 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Charles Balthazar Julien Fevret de Saint-Mémin (1770 - 1852)
PORTRAIT OF CAPTAIN THOMSON, PHILADELPHIA

Provenance

Private Collection;
Christie's, New York, Important American Furniture, Silver, Prints, Folk Art and Decorative Arts, October 5, 2000, sale 7398, lot 38;
Alan Miller, Quakertown, Pennsylvania. 

Literature

Ellen G. Miles, Saint Memin and the Neoclassical Profile Portrait in America, Washington, D.C., 1994, no. 18, pp. 404-05, illustrated fig. 9:23, p. 188

Catalogue Note

This portrait is thought to be of Charles Thomson (1729-1824) of Philadelphia. He was born in Ireland and came to the American colonies as an orphan at the age of ten. With the help of Benjamin Franklin, Thomson became a teacher and later a merchant in the Philadelphia area. In 1774, he was selected by the Continental Congress to act as its secretary, a position he held throughout the American Revolution. 

The Highly Important Americana Collection of George S. Parker II from the Caxambas Foundation

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New York