Pair of Portraits: Origen Brigham Herrick and Anna Scoville Herrick
Property from a Private Vermont Collection
Sheldon Peck

Pair of Portraits: Origen Brigham Herrick and Anna Scoville Herrick

21 January 2021 • New York

Pair of Portraits: Origen Brigham Herrick and Anna Scoville Herrick
Pair of Portraits: Origen Brigham Herrick and Anna Scoville Herrick
Pair of Portraits: Origen Brigham Herrick and Anna Scoville Herrick
Pair of Portraits: Origen Brigham Herrick and Anna Scoville Herrick
Pair of Portraits: Origen Brigham Herrick and Anna Scoville Herrick
Pair of Portraits: Origen Brigham Herrick and Anna Scoville Herrick
Pair of Portraits: Origen Brigham Herrick and Anna Scoville Herrick
Pair of Portraits: Origen Brigham Herrick and Anna Scoville Herrick
Pair of Portraits: Origen Brigham Herrick and Anna Scoville Herrick
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Sheldon Peck

Pair of Portraits: Origen Brigham Herrick and Anna Scoville Herrick

Estimate:

30,000 - 50,000 USD

Property from a Private Vermont Collection

Sheldon Peck

Sheldon Peck

Pair of Portraits: Origen Brigham Herrick and Anna Scoville Herrick

Pair of Portraits: Origen Brigham Herrick and Anna Scoville Herrick

Estimate:

30,000 - 50,000 USD

Starting bid:

26,000

USD

(0 bids, reserve not met)

Lot closes:

Lot closes:

1 day, 15 hours

1 day, 15 hours

January 21, 05:32 PM (GMT)

January 21, 05:32 PM (GMT)

Description

Property from a Private Vermont Collection

Sheldon Peck

1797 - 1868

Pair of Portraits: Origen Brigham Herrick and Anna Scoville Herrick


oil on wood panel

circa 1828

The woman: Height 25 1/4 in. by Width 20 1/2 in.; The man: Height 24 3/4 in. by Width 20 1/2 in.

each appears to be in their original ebonized wood frame

Condition report

Frame: 39 1/8 in. high x 29 ½ in. wide

Good condition overall. Mrs. Anna Herrick has vertical crack down the center of the panel, which is visible in natural light. Scattered areas of in-painting throughout. The portraits appear to retain their original stretchers.

Scratches to forehead of Mr. Herrick. The panel of Mrs. Herrick has been spilt and has been re-glued. The paint is very thin, wood panel showing through under UV light. Appears to be in original ebonized wood frame, as stated. Inscribed on a gold label, on the back, "Clapp Tuttle Custom Framing and Gallery, Woodbury CT." Inscribed on an old label on the back of the frame, "29192 CLAPP AND TUTTLE, BLACK OVER RED 3/16, 228596, 08/21/03 UPS 24 ¾ X 35 1/8."

 

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Catalogue note

Sheldon Peck was born in Cornwall, Vermont in 1797, and like most folk artists, was primarily self-taught, receiving little formal training, instead copying other itinerant artists of the period. Sheldon Peck began painting around 1820 in his native Vermont, before moving to Western New York in 1828, and then to Illinois in 1836. His early efforts on wood panel quickly established his spartan approach to his craft - sober, strong faces with hard, angular planes unsoftened by any decorative treatment of dress or furniture, emerge from dark backgrounds in the Vermont works. The portraits of Mr. and Mrs. Origen Herrick were likely executed by Peck while still living in New York to commemorate their marriage in Baldwinville, New York, in 1828.