Sale 16AM02 | Lot 6

Attributed to Charles Willson Peale

Catalogue: American Paintings, Furniture & Decorative Arts
Attributed to Charles Willson Peale

Lot Details

Lot 6
Attributed to Charles Willson Peale
(i) Portrait of Richard Gibbs
Inscribed Richard Gibbs / Grandfather Gibbs / on Mother Sweeney's Side on the reverse
Oil on canvas R>10 3/4 x 8 1/2 inches
(ii) Portrait of Margery Gibbs
Inscribed Grandmother Gibbs on the reverse
Oil on canvas, oval
10 3/4 x 8 1/2 inches
The present works relate very closely to a pair of portraits depicting Richard and Margery Gibbs, attributed to Charles Willson Peale, that are included in the permanent collection of the Mercer Museum, Doylestown, PA. Those works, also ovals but slightly larger, measure 12 1/2 x 9 3/4 inches, and are similar in medium, oil on canvas backed by panel. The frames, too, are identical to those on the present works.


Estimate: $500 - $700
Sold for $1,625 (includes buyer's premium)

Additional Notes & Condition Report

Richard Gibbs:
Canvas is backed by a wood panel but is not laid down. Canvas is buckled. Dirty yellowed varnish. Frame rubbing. A 1/8 x 1/8 inch abrasion at the lower right near the edge, by the proper left shoulder. The edge of the oval is strengthened with inpaint.

Grandmother Gibbs:
Canvas is backed by a wood panel but is not laid down. Dirty yellowed varnish. Buckled canvas, with horizontal craquelure and frame rubbing. Under UV exam, the upper right quadrant fluoresces and may perhaps be old varnish. Scattered inpaint around the edges.



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Estimate: $500 - $700
Sold for $1,625 (includes buyer's premium)

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