Sep 29, 2023 12:00 EST

Boston Collects

 
  Lot 1043
 

1043

Isaac Augustus Wetherby

Estate / Collection: Estate of Mary Helen & Robert K. McMenamin

American, 1819-1904
Portrait of David Dodge, 1852
Signed, dated, and titled on verso Portrait of/David Dodge./Town Clerk of/Charlestown [for] 26 ys/Painted by I. A. Wetherby 1852
Oil on canvas
36 1/4 x 29 inches

Provenance:
By descent in the family of the sitter

Estimated at $600 - $900

 

Estate / Collection: Estate of Mary Helen & Robert K. McMenamin

American, 1819-1904
Portrait of David Dodge, 1852
Signed, dated, and titled on verso Portrait of/David Dodge./Town Clerk of/Charlestown [for] 26 ys/Painted by I. A. Wetherby 1852
Oil on canvas
36 1/4 x 29 inches

Provenance:
By descent in the family of the sitter

Unlined, but evidence of very old inpainting to fill in craqueleur. Evidence of later lines and spots of inpainting primarily to the lower edge. Overall has cloudy, green varnish under black light. One line was added to the piece of paper in the bottom left corner.

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Auction: Boston Collects, Sep 29, 2023

  • Successful Boston Collects Auction on September 29, 2023 in Boston
  • Artwork, Furniture, Americana, Silver, Decorative Arts, Jewelry and More
  • Featuring Property from the Private Collection of Sylvia Napier


BOSTON, MA – Following Doyle's successful Inaugural Boston Auction, our second auction, Boston Collects on September 29, 2023, saw competitive bidding and strong results. Held in Doyle's Boston gallery and livestreamed on Doyle.com, the Boston Collects auction featured a wide range of artwork, furniture, Americana, silver, decorative arts and jewelry from collections and estates in the New England area and beyond.

Featured in the sale was Property from the Private Collection of Sylvia Napier. A Massachusetts native, Sylvia lived her life abroad, traveling the world as a collector and antiques dealer. Sylvia owned a beautifully eclectic and world-renowned antiques shop on Kings Road in London that showcased art and antiques from Asia and Europe. Sylvia kept many beloved items in her personal collection, which then travelled to her grand 17th century home in Arles, France and ultimately her historic 1770s house in Weston, Massachusetts. Her collection was assembled with care, love and a discerning eye.

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