MRS. MOSES B. RUSSELL (CLARISSA PETERS) | MINIATURE PORTRAIT OF GIRL IN A SPOTTED WHITE DRESS HOLDING A BASKET
Estimate: 8,000 - 10,000 USD
MRS. MOSES B. RUSSELL (CLARISSA PETERS)
MINIATURE PORTRAIT OF GIRL IN A SPOTTED WHITE DRESS HOLDING A BASKET
watercolor on ivory
2 ¾ by 2 ⅛ in.
Please note that Sotheby's has obtained a license from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and is authorized to sell this item containing ivory.
In very fine overall condition with no apparent signs of inpainting. Negligible loss to the black dot decoration of the sitter's dress along the center bottom edge. There is an old 1.25" vertical crack from the bottom of the image, though not very visible.
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Berdan Collection, Newcastle, Maine;
Kinnaman & Ramaekers Antiques, Bridgehampton, New York;
Skinner Inc., Bolton, Massachusetts, The Folk Art Collection of Peter Brams, February 25, 2001, sale 2056, lot 1051.