Lot 2030: ATTRIBUTED TO THE PIERPONT LIMNER) | Portraits of Mrs. Freake Wolcott Kitchen and Mr. Edward Kitchen
January 19, 2017
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Description: oil on canvas
The woman: the canvas is lined and there is craquelure throughout. Under UV: there are scattered dots of inpainting throughout the figure with larger areas across the center of her face, arm, hand and dress. There are areas of retouching to the background and figure, primarily at right. The man: the canvas is lined and there is craquelure throughout. Under UV: there are scattered dots of inpainting throughout the figure, including his face and coat. There are some larger areas on inpainting in the lower portion of his coat at the sleeve, an area in the center right background and scattered dots in the left background.
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Elizabeth Wolcott Sigourney (by descent from the sitters);
Mary Sigourney Town Hunt (her daughter);
Mrs. William Wallace (her daughter);
Myrtis S. Sigourney (by descent from the above);
Andrew Wolcott Sigourney (her brother), Princeton, Massachusetts;
Andrew Sigourney, Suzanne Sigourney, Katherine M. Shaver and Carolyn O. Holtz (his children);
Christie's, New York, Important American Furniture, Folk Art, Silver and Prints, June 18, 2003, sale 1247, lot 81;
Alan Miller, Quakertown, Pennsylvania.
Dimensions: the first: 30 1/2 by 26 1/2 in.
Medium: oil on canvas