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Lot #207
Sold For$3,000.00(hammer price)
 $3,600.00(price including buyer's premium)
Last UpdatedOctober 9, 2017


Chinese, Circa 1850

Portrait of the Scudder daughters of Barnstable, Massachusetts. Artist's label verso. Lot also includes a daguerreotype of the two girls on which the painting was based, and an 1821 sampler wrought by the girls' mother, Eliza T. Lovell. These items were acquired directly from the family, having descended through the Rose, Shaw, Scudder and Converse families. Family history identifies the girls as Hattie (1847-1862) and Eliza Scudder, daughters of Eleazer Scudder and Eliza Temperance Lovell Scudder of Barnstable. Painting housed in a period, and probably the original, Chinese Chippendale frame.
Oil on canvas, 25.75 x 21.25". Framed 30" x 25.75"."


Not relined. Thin canvas with spiral and diagonal crazing throughout, and some surface grime; could benefit from a cleaning, small repair and re-stretch at top left and right corners. 0.5 tear to the white bodice of small girl's dress.

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