A pair of portraits said to be from the Douglas/Robinson/Rockefeller family, circa 1810: Portrait of a Lady in a Red Shawl, unsigned, three-quarter length, oil on canvas, 50 x 40 in.; Portrait of a Gentleman in a Red Chair, unsigned, three-quarter length, oil on canvas, 50 x 40 in.; matching period carved gilt wood and composition frames, each 65 x 55 in.
Provenance: Weschler's, Washington, D.C., label verso, 2006; Collection of a Virginia Gentleman
Note: The consigner suggests that these portraits relate to Douglas Robinson who married Corrine Roosevelt, the sister of president Theodore Roosevelt, Gelston Castle, Herkimer County, New York. It is thought they hung in the castle.
both with original stretchers and tacking edges, crackle, surface dirt layer; frames with wear, losses to gilt and decoration
Weschler's, Washington, D.C., label verso, 2006; Collection of a Virginia Gentleman