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

American School, 19th Century
PAIR OF PORTRAITS: HARRIET AND FREDERIC PARKER OF PEPPERELL, MASSACHUSETTS
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934

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

American School, 19th Century
PAIR OF PORTRAITS: HARRIET AND FREDERIC PARKER OF PEPPERELL, MASSACHUSETTS
Estimate
60,00080,000
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Important Americana

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American School, 19th Century
PAIR OF PORTRAITS: HARRIET AND FREDERIC PARKER OF PEPPERELL, MASSACHUSETTS
a young lady seated at a table with a box of pastels and watercolors; young boy with curly blond hair feeding nuts to a squirrel perched on a red-painted fancy chair. 
Pastel on paper
24 5/8 by 19 3/8 in.
Circa 1815
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Provenance

Ex Collection of Robert E. Greenwood;
Ex Collection of Harry Stone;
Private Collection of Mary Allis;
Mr. and Mrs. Mitchell Taradash;
Manchester, New Hampshire, Northeast Auction, The Bisnoff Collection, October 27, 2007, lot 669;
Joan Brownstein American Folk Art, Newbury, Massachusetts.

Literature

Harriet Parker -
Marian Sadtler Carson, "Early American Water Color Paintings," The Magazine Antiques, January 1951, Vol. LIX, no. 1, p. 55, fig. 2.

The Pair -
Jean Lipman, "American Primitive Portraiture: A Revaluation," Antiques, September 1941, vol. 40, no. 3, p. 144, fig. 5.
Jean Lipman, American Primitive Paintings, (New York: Oxford University Press: 1942), pl. 17;
Jean Lipman, "American Primitive Portraiture: A Revaluation," Portrait Painting in America, edited by Ellen Miles, (New York: The Main Street Press: 1977), p. 97, fig. 5.

Catalogue Note

These portraits are superb examples of schoolgirl portraiture. In one, a boy is painted standing behind a paint-decorated Windsor side chair feeding his pet squirrel. In the other, a girl, presumably the artist, is seated in a Sheraton armchair with her paint box, which is inscribed "Reeves & Woodyer," on a table before her.

Important Americana

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