Lot 108

Portrait of General Artemas Ward

Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000

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(American, 19th century)

General Artemas Ward in Uniform, signed lower right "FAE Danforth 1885", oil on canvas, 30 x 25 in.; fine carved gilt wood and composition frame, 41 x 35-3/4 in.

Provenance: Property from a Historic South Carolina Plantation

Note: General Ward (1727-1788) was an important officer and statesman from Massachusetts. He served as Commander in Chief of the Massachusetts forces, and was in command of those forces at The Battle of Bunker Hill in 1775, at the same time the Continental Congress appointed him Major General, second only to General Washington. He also served as a delegate to the Continental Congress, and served in both the Massachusetts State House and the House of Representatives. 


wax lined, stabilized crackle, areas of retouch; frame in good condition overall, some cracking and minimal wear commensurate with age

conservator label attached backing verso: DeVant Crissey, Smyrna, Georgia, dated 8/22/91.

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Property from a Historic South Carolina Plantation