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PRIVATE COLLECTIONS OF TWO NEW JERSEY FAMILIES

William Henry Brown (1808 - 1883)
SILHOUETTE OF REZIN D. SHEPHERD (1784-1865)
Estimate
1,5002,000
LOT SOLD. 1,375 USD
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PRIVATE COLLECTIONS OF TWO NEW JERSEY FAMILIES

William Henry Brown (1808 - 1883)
SILHOUETTE OF REZIN D. SHEPHERD (1784-1865)
Estimate
1,5002,000
LOT SOLD. 1,375 USD
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Details & Cataloguing

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William Henry Brown (1808 - 1883)
SILHOUETTE OF REZIN D. SHEPHERD (1784-1865)
inscribed in pencil at the top right side of the image, To my friend G... Renzin D. Shepherd, New Orleans, La., 1844.
cut black paper with watercolor highlights mounted on a lithographed paper ground
14 by 9 in.
Circa 1844
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Literature

Alice Van Leer Carrick, Shades of Our Ancestors, (Boston, Little Brown & Co.) 1928, pp. 161-162.

Catalogue Note

Rezin D. Shepherd was the grandson of Shepherdstown's founder, Thomas Shepherd (1705-1776), who made his fortune in New Orleans after the Louisiana Purchase of 1803 and was the benefactor of McMurran Hall which is an imposing Greek Revival structure erected in 1859. Sheperd intended it to be a town hall. At the time of his death in 1865 he was said to be one of the major property owners of New Orleans though he also maintained a residence in Shepherdstown. The clock in the tower, donated to the town by Shepherd in 1842 and originally housed in the old Episcopal Church, was moved to the town hall tower in 1860.

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