987
987

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

Milton Hopkins (1789-1844)
PORTRAIT OF EDWIN WILLIAM FREESE (1823-1915)
Estimate
5,0008,000
LOT SOLD. 6,250 USD
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987

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

Milton Hopkins (1789-1844)
PORTRAIT OF EDWIN WILLIAM FREESE (1823-1915)
Estimate
5,0008,000
LOT SOLD. 6,250 USD
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Details & Cataloguing

Important Americana

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Milton Hopkins (1789-1844)
PORTRAIT OF EDWIN WILLIAM FREESE (1823-1915)
together with a cabinet card photograph of Edwin William Freese circa 1880.
Oil on canvas
27 by 22 in.
1835
Brunswick, Ohio
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Provenance

By descent through the Freese family;
Old Hope Antiques, New Hope, Pennsylvania;
Northeast Auctions, Manchester, New Hampshire, The Collection of Miriam and Arthur Spector, August 7, 2004, lot 667;
Joan R. Brownstein Art & Antiques, Newbury, Massachusetts.

Catalogue Note

Born in 1823 in Hinckley, Ohio, he moved with his parents to Brunswick, Ohio in 1831.  His father was Abraham Freese (1786-1857) and his mother was Melissa Deming.  His father was a county surveyor and eventually auditor of Medina County.  Edwin learned the surveyor trade from him.

When he was 26, Edwin and four friends followed the lure of the California gold rush and took a ship through Panama and back.  When he returned (with one nugget), Edwin married a lady named Ms. Whittlesey, with whom he had a son, George Williams Freese.  At age 47, they moved to Michigan, where Edwin founded the town of Clinton, Michigan in 1870 and opened his dry goods store.  Most of his adult life, he ran the dry goods store.  He died there at the age of 92.

Important Americana

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New York