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James Sanford Ellsworth

Group of Five Miniature Portraits of the Pomeroy Family

Estimate:

4,000

to
- 6,000 USD

Property from the Estate of Margaret P. Gregory

James Sanford Ellsworth

James Sanford Ellsworth

Group of Five Miniature Portraits of the Pomeroy Family

Group of Five Miniature Portraits of the Pomeroy Family

Estimate:

4,000

to
- 6,000 USD

Lot sold:

3,780

USD

Property from the Estate of Margaret P. Gregory

James Sanford Ellsworth

1802 - 1874

Group of Five Miniature Portraits of the Pomeroy Family


watercolor on paper

New England

1846

Height 3 in. by Width 2 3/4 in.


Comprising of a pair of portraits of Mr. and Mrs. David Pomeroy rendered at half-length, she wearing a black dress with white collar, he a black frock coat and tie, also features individual portraits of two of their daughters and one of their niece, Helen; the first Leeora Caroline Pomeroy, wearing a blue and yellow striped dress and carrying a rose, the next of Helen Pomeroy, the cousin, wearing a blue, purple, and coral striped dress, also carrying a rose, and the last of Mary Pomeroy, wearing a gold and blue striped dress and carrying a rose, all figures poised in profile before a shaded-cloud motif and inscribed on the reverse with their name, birth, and death dates. 

two signed Ellsworth Painter, three signed J.S.E. Pt’r-, each in their apparent original wood frame

The double framed portrait of the woman with brown staining throughout. Two others with diagonal creases to the paper. All with signs of foxing.


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Jack and Gretchen Sharp, South Salem, New York;
Sotheby's, New York, Important American Folk Art and Furniture: The Distinguished Collection of the Late Stewart E. Gregory, Wilton, Connecticut, January 27, 1979, sale 4209, lot 33.
“Living with Antiques: Stewart Gregory’s Connecticut Barn,” Magazine Antiques, January, 1971, p. 114.
New York, NY, American Folk Art Museum, An Eye on America: Folk Art from the Stewart E. Gregory Collection, March 13-May 14, 1972, illustrated in catalogue, no. 76.

David Pomeroy of Southampton, Massachusetts was born on May 25, 1805 and died March 17, 1882. He married Mary Ann Pomeroy on May 19, 1831, and they had four children: David Alonzo, Mary Ann, Leora Caroline, and Deborah Jane.