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Premier Auction - Session II - March 25, 2023

Sat, Mar 25, 2023 09:00AM EDT
Lot 972

Five American School Silhouette Portraits of George and Martha Washington

Estimate: $600 - $900

Bid Increments

Price Bid Increment
$0 $25
$100 $50
$1,000 $100
$2,000 $200
$3,000 $250
$5,000 $500
$10,000 $1,000
$20,000 $2,000
$50,000 $5,000
$100,000 $10,000

(19th century)


Two Portraits, George Washington and Martha Washington, unsigned, titled and dated across bottom "Washington. 1790." and "Martha Washington.", reverse paint on glass, sight 4-1/2 x 3-5/8 in.; George Washington Facing Right, unsigned, watercolor and ink on ivory, sight 3-1/8 x 2-1/4 in.; Portrait of George and Martha Washington, unsigned, cream paper hollow cut on black ink, sight 3-5/8 x 6-1/8 in.; George Washington Facing Left, unsigned, ink cutout on cream paper, sight 6-1/2 x 4-3/8 in.; each in period frame, 5-1/4 x 4-3/8 in. to 8-1/2 x 11-1/4 in.

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toning and staining to paper; reverse painted examples with slight lifting; hollow cut example with loss to gilt, separation, and chipping to frame; Washington Facing Left example with water damage and two cracks to glass across center

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Private Collection, Middleburg, Virginia