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877

IMPORTANT AMERICAN FOLK ART FROM THE COLLECTION OF BOBBI AND RALPH TERKOWITZ

Ammi Phillips (1788 - 1865)
PORTRAIT OF MRS. WILLIAM NORTHROP BENTLEY (1786-1842) AND HER DAUGHTER, LOUISA (1813-1902)
Estimate
80,000120,000
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877

IMPORTANT AMERICAN FOLK ART FROM THE COLLECTION OF BOBBI AND RALPH TERKOWITZ

Ammi Phillips (1788 - 1865)
PORTRAIT OF MRS. WILLIAM NORTHROP BENTLEY (1786-1842) AND HER DAUGHTER, LOUISA (1813-1902)
Estimate
80,000120,000
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Details & Cataloguing

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Ammi Phillips (1788 - 1865)
PORTRAIT OF MRS. WILLIAM NORTHROP BENTLEY (1786-1842) AND HER DAUGHTER, LOUISA (1813-1902)
appears to be original frame and stretchers. 
Oil on canvas
34 by 27 in.
Circa 1818
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Provenance

Descended in the family of Captain William Northrop Bentley;
Marguerite Riordan, Stonington, Connecticut;
Private Midwestern Collection;
Roberto Freitas, Stonington, Connecticut.

Catalogue Note

This portrait is a rare example of Ammi Phillips's transitional work from his early 'Border Limner' style characterized by pale violet-hued backgrounds to his ‘Kent’ period, in which he favored a more emphatic depiction of his figures. Here Mrs. William Northrop Bentley (Rhoda Goodrich) (1786-1842) is depicted with beautiful red hair and her daughter, Louisa (1813-1902) with blond hair and holding a wedge of watermelon.  Rhoda Goodrich Bentley and her husband, Captain William Northrop Bentley, were the proprietors of Columbia Hall in Lebanon Springs, New York.  Columbia Hall was a popular hotel in Lebanon and remained in the family until it was sold in 1846.

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