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PAIR OF STURTEVANT HAMBLIN (ACTIVE C. 1825-1856), ATTRIBUTED, FOLK ART PORTRAITS OF A BROTHER AND SISTER

PAIR OF STURTEVANT HAMBLIN (ACTIVE C. 1825-1856), ATTRIBUTED, FOLK ART PORTRAITS OF A BROTHER AND SISTER

Item Description:

PAIR OF STURTEVANT HAMBLIN (ACTIVE C. 1825-1856), ATTRIBUTED, FOLK ART PORTRAITS OF A BROTHER AND SISTER, oil on board (each), waist-length depictions, he wearing dark red plaid dress with white ruffled collar, holding a sprig of cherries, she wearing blue puffy-sleeve dress and pink coral necklace, holding a sprig of flowers. Each housed in a period painted frame. Reserve. Circa 1830.

Condition:

Each in excellent condition with minute areas of possible inpainting to boy's forehead and chest and one possible minor spot of inpainting to girl's forehead. Frames generally excellent with minor wear.

Provenance:

From the private collection of Dr. George A. and Mary Jane Haas, Alexandria, VA.
Gilpin House Antiques, Alexandria, VA, 1976.
Descended in a Bath, Maine family.
Catalogue Note: Born in Portland, Maine to a family of ornamental painters and glaziers, Sturtevant Hamblin has always been linked with fellow artist, William Matthew Prior (i.e., the "Prior-Hamblin" school). In fact, it was the marriage of Hamblin's sister, Rosamond, to Prior in 1828 that started the personal and professional relationship between the two men that would last over 20 years.
The present pair of portraits - originally descended in a Bath, Maine family - are undoubtedly from Hamblin's early period while working in his native state. In exceptionally fine condition and completely fresh to the market, these portraits typify the artist's ability to capture the essence of the sitter in a bold, direct style.

Dimensions:

Each 14" x 10" board, 18 1/2" x 14 1/2" OA.

AUCTION
$ 30,000.00 ( Low est. )
Lot 1316 in 37th Semi-Annual Americana & Fine Antiques Auction - Day Two
AUCTION DATE: Nov 16, 2019 at 9:30am EST

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