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The Estate of Peter H. Tillou | Day 2

Fri, Sep 30, 2022 09:00AM EDT
Lot 342

Limner Portrait Attributed to John Heaton

Estimate: $40,000 - $60,000

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(New York, active 1730s-40s)

A Young Girl thought to be a Schuyler, inscribed lower right "born May 30, 1740", unsigned, colourman stamp secondary canvas verso, "F.L. HELARI..(?)", oil on canvas, 43-1/4 x 33-1/4 in.; dark finished wood frame, old but not period, 48-1/4 x 38-3/4 in.

Note: Literature: For more information on Heaton, see: Blackburn, Roderic H., and Ruth Piwonka. Remembrance of Patria: Dutch Arts and Culture in Colonial America, 1609-1776. New York: Produced by the Pub. Center for Cultural Resources for the Albany Institute of History and Art, 1988.

BELKNAP, Waldron Phoenix, and Charles Coleman SELLER. American Colonial Painting. Materials for a History. (Prepared for Publication by Charles Coleman Sellers.). Cambridge, Mass: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1959.

Provenance: William L. Thompson Family, (descended from a branch of the Schuyler Family); Roderic H. Blackburn, The Pavilion Gallery, Kinderhook, New York, 2013 (Lot accompanied by sales receipt for $250,000; The Estate of Peter H. Tillou, Litchfield, Connecticut


old linen lining, crackle, dirt layer, stretcher marks, areas of retouch; frame with wear

Painting conserved by Yost Conservation December 2012.