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Fri, Dec 4, 2020 09:00AM EST
Lot 227

Attributed to Horace Harding

Estimate: $800 - $1,200

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(Kentucky, 1794-1857)Col. William Kavanaugh Woods, unsigned, oil on canvas, 29-1/2 x 25 in.; period gilt wood frame with applied acanthus leaf decoration, 37-1/2 x 32-1/2 in. - Note: Col. William Kavanaugh Woods was born September 27, 1783 in Albermarle Parish, Surry Co., VA. He died October 1845, Woodford Co., KY.Horace Harding was born in Conway, Massachusetts. As a young man he went west and established himself as a painter of portraits and fancy chairs in Paris, KY. He lived in Cincinnati, Ohio and Little Rock, Arkansas. He made numerous excursions throughout the South and Midwest. He traveled as far afield as New York and New Orleans.ÿSee: Estill Curtis Pennington, Lessons in Likenessÿ - Provenance: Private Collection, Annapolis, Maryland


significant retouch in face and eyes, and upper left quadrant, new varnish layer, old repair verso and retouch interspersed