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Painter, Miniaturist, b. 1768 - d. 1836

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    • EZRA AMES (1768-1836) MR. VOORHEES
      Jan. 21, 2022

      EZRA AMES (1768-1836) MR. VOORHEES

      Est: $2,000 - $4,000

      EZRA AMES (1768-1836) MR. VOORHEES oil on canvas 29 3⁄4 x 23 1⁄2 in.

      Christie's
    • Portrait of Hannah van Buren, Oil on Panel
      Jan. 19, 2022

      Portrait of Hannah van Buren, Oil on Panel

      Est: $2,000 - $3,000

      Attributed to Ezra Ames (American, 1768-1836), oil on panel, unsigned, verso inscribed "At. to Ezra Amnes (sp), Hannah Van Buren, wife of Martin Van Buren, Property of Richard W.P. Clinedinst". Sitter is more likely Martin Van Buren's daughter-in-law, Angelica Singleton van Buren, the "White House Hostess" during van Buren's presidency. Overall: 42-1/2"h x 33-1/2"w Sight: 36"h x 27-1/2"w Provenance: By descent, Clinedinst family, New York and Philadelphia

      Nye & Company
    • Ezra Ames (NY/MA, 1768-1836), Pair of Portraits
      Dec. 05, 2020

      Ezra Ames (NY/MA, 1768-1836), Pair of Portraits

      Est: $3,000 - $6,000

      Ezra Ames (NY/MA, 1768-1836), Pair of Portraits oil on canvas (lined), unsigned, painted circa 1827, presented in period gilt composition frames. Sight size 29.25 x 23 in.; Frame dimensions 38.25 x 32 in. These portraits are of Samuel Stevenson Fowler (1799-1850, Vice President of Mechanic's & Farmer's Bank), and his wife, Julia Frances Gregory Fowler (1809-1877). Mr. Marcus L. Blanchard, Albany, New York Cowan's Auctions Inc., Cincinnatti, Ohio, March 17, 2008, Lot 151 Literature: Bolton, Theodore, and Irwin F. Cortelyou. Ezra Ames of Albany: Portrait Painter, Craftsman, Royal Arch Mason, Banker, 1768-1836). New York Historical Society, 1955. p. 231 (illustrated p. 197). From the Collection of James H. Craig and Randy S. Johnson, Sarasota, Florida Additional high-resolution photos are available at www.lelandlittle.com

      Leland Little Auctions
    • Ezra Ames Miniature Portrait Albany, New York Of Hon. Alexander Sheldon M.D. With Letter
      Jun. 07, 2019

      Ezra Ames Miniature Portrait Albany, New York Of Hon. Alexander Sheldon M.D. With Letter

      Est: $800 - $1,200

      Ezra Ames Miniature Portrait Albany, New York Of Hon. Alexander Sheldon M.D. With Letter; Late 18th Century; Descended through Mr. Sheldon’s Family. Consigned to Auction by family member, completely all original and unaltered, Oval frame measures 2.75” x 2.25”, original miniature painting, of identified Mr. Alexander Sheldon with blue eyes, back of frame appears to be gold with an oval window displaying locks of hair, accompanying this portrait is a handwritten family letter scribed; Hon. Alexander Sheldon M.D. born in Sheffield Connecticut Oct. 23.1766, Died in Montgomery county New York Sept. 10. 1836, History of his miniature, Delia Sheldon Jacksons Mother was one of my sisters. All of whom were married but one. This maiden aunt at her death left each of her nieces 10 dollars, Delia who was then a girl did not know what to do with her money, but at last decided to have her father’s miniature taken. So she persuaded him to go to Albany and have it taken by an artist by name of Ames. This miniature is in a gold case, on the back of it is her father’s hair with is grey, and her husband’s mothers hair which is dark. The last statement is not certain but is true as near as she can remember. The miniature is now in her possession This Account was taken from her own life, March 14.1886, Galesburg Illinois, Portrait after close inspection is in original condition and has very minor loose particles behind glass above head, overall condition is outstanding and original, This is the first time this miniature has ever been offered to the public, Bid with Confidence! Provenance: Anderson Collection Farrington Village

      Mebane Antique Auction
    • Attributed to Ezra Ames (1768-1836): Portrait Said to be Mrs.Thomas Chester
      May. 17, 2019

      Attributed to Ezra Ames (1768-1836): Portrait Said to be Mrs.Thomas Chester

      Est: $1,000 - $2,000

      Oil on canvas, unsigned, lined, with label from Room 5600 Rockefeller Plaza, NY.29 x 23 1/2 in., 39 x 35 in. (frame).Note: Mrs. Thomas Chester, born Esther Margaret Bull, 1779 in Hartford, CT, was the great-great-great grandmother of William Kelly Simpson. Property from the Estate of William Kelly Simpson Estate of Helen Porter Simpson; thence by decent.

      Stair
    • Attributed to Ezra Ames (1768-1836): Portrait Said to be Mrs.Thomas Chester
      Feb. 15, 2019

      Attributed to Ezra Ames (1768-1836): Portrait Said to be Mrs.Thomas Chester

      Est: $2,000 - $4,000

      Oil on canvas, unsigned, lined, with label from Room 5600 Rockefeller Plaza, NY.29 x 23 1/2 in., 39 x 35 in. (frame).Note: Mrs. Thomas Chester, born Esther Margaret Bull, 1779 in Hartford, CT, was the great-great-great grandmother of William Kelly Simpson.

      Stair
    • PORTRAIT OF A GENTLEMAN IN A BLUE COAT. EZRA AMES (AMERICAN 1768-1836).
      Apr. 07, 2018

      PORTRAIT OF A GENTLEMAN IN A BLUE COAT. EZRA AMES (AMERICAN 1768-1836).

      Est: $500 - $800

      Pastel on paper, 16 x 12 1/2 inches. The panel on the reverse inscribed "Blue Coated Gentleman from Cambridge, Mass."

      Bourgeault-Horan Antiquarians
    • PORTRAIT OF A GENTLEMAN IN A BLUE COAT. EZRA AMES (AMERICAN 1768-1836).
      Aug. 19, 2017

      PORTRAIT OF A GENTLEMAN IN A BLUE COAT. EZRA AMES (AMERICAN 1768-1836).

      Est: $1,500 - $2,000

      Pastel on paper, 16 x 12 1/2 inches. The panel on the reverse inscribed "Blue Coated Gentleman from Cambridge, Mass."

      Bourgeault-Horan Antiquarians
    • ATTRIBUTED TO EZRA AMES (AMERICAN, 1768-1836) PORTRAIT OF MARY ANN HALSEY DEMOTTE Oil on canvas: 30 x 24 in.
      Jan. 28, 2017

      ATTRIBUTED TO EZRA AMES (AMERICAN, 1768-1836) PORTRAIT OF MARY ANN HALSEY DEMOTTE Oil on canvas: 30 x 24 in.

      Est: $1,000 - $2,000

      ATTRIBUTED TO EZRA AMES (AMERICAN, 1768-1836) PORTRAIT OF MARY ANN HALSEY DEMOTTE Oil on canvas: 30 x 24 in. Framed; verso inscribed on canvas in ink: " Mary Ann Halsey Demotte Born in 1792 / Painted by Ez Ames Oct 1822." verso label: "Mary Ann Halsey Demotte/ youngest sister of my Great/ Grandfather Jemiel H. Halsey/ Great Great Great Aunt of / John Porter Merrell Johnston / and / Richard Howard Johnston Jr." Provenance: Property from the Dumbarton House collection, Washington, D.C., sold to benefit future acquisitions; further provenance available upon request

      Potomack Company
    • EZRA AMES (American, 1768-1836). PORTRAIT OF A MAN, oil on canvas.
      May. 01, 2016

      EZRA AMES (American, 1768-1836). PORTRAIT OF A MAN, oil on canvas.

      Est: $3,500 - $4,500

      EZRA AMES (American, 1768-1836). PORTRAIT OF A MAN, oil on canvas - Framed, 30 in. x 24 in.

      Sloans & Kenyon
    • Attr. to Ezra Ames (American, 1768-1836) Miss Cornelia Ann Baldwin at 18
      Mar. 19, 2016

      Attr. to Ezra Ames (American, 1768-1836) Miss Cornelia Ann Baldwin at 18

      Est: $1,000 - $1,500

      Oil on canvas.

      Cottone Auctions
    • Ezra Ames (American, 1768-1836) Portrait of a Woman from NY State
      Sep. 26, 2015

      Ezra Ames (American, 1768-1836) Portrait of a Woman from NY State

      Est: $700 - $1,000

      Oil on canvas. Sotheby's receipt dated June 21st, 1989, sale number 5883.

      Cottone Auctions
    • ATTRIBUTED TO EZRA AMES (American, 1768-1836) PORTRAIT OF A WOMAN WITH A LACE NECK RUFFLE.
      Aug. 26, 2015

      ATTRIBUTED TO EZRA AMES (American, 1768-1836) PORTRAIT OF A WOMAN WITH A LACE NECK RUFFLE.

      Est: $2,000 - $4,000

      Unsigned, 19th Century oil on canvas half portrait shows a young woman seated in a wood and upholstered chair wearing a black dress having white lace neck ruffle. She has dark curly hair with large tortoiseshell comb. Housed in a period and possibly original gold gilt molded wood frame. SIZE: 28" x 23". Overall: 34-1/4" x 28-1/2". PROVENANCE: From a fine Western Massachusetts home. CONDITION: Lined, some inpainting, very good. 48552-3

      James D. Julia
    • PORTRAIT MINIATURE OF WILLIAM PAULDING, JR. OF NEW YORK. ATTRIBUTED TO EZRA AMES (AMERICAN 1768-1836).
      Oct. 27, 2013

      PORTRAIT MINIATURE OF WILLIAM PAULDING, JR. OF NEW YORK. ATTRIBUTED TO EZRA AMES (AMERICAN 1768-1836).

      Est: $900 - $1,500

      Paulding (1770-1854), a native of Philipsburgh, now Tarrytown, served as Mayor of New York City from 1824-1826. Watercolor on ivory, 2 1/2 x 2 1/8 inches. In a rectangular gilt-metal pendant case with cast foliate rim.Literature: A virtually identical, but smaller, version of this miniature was sold at Christie's New York, June 22, 1994, lot 147.

      Bourgeault-Horan Antiquarians
    • Attributed to Ezra Ames (1768-1836), portrait of a lady believed to be betsy mulford sutliff (1792-1871), Oil on canvas, framed.
      Apr. 30, 2012

      Attributed to Ezra Ames (1768-1836), portrait of a lady believed to be betsy mulford sutliff (1792-1871), Oil on canvas, framed.

      Est: $2,000 - $3,000

      Attributed to Ezra Ames (1768-1836) portrait of a lady believed to be betsy mulford sutliff (1792-1871) Oil on canvas, framed. 30 in. x 25 in. PROVENANCE: The Estate of Gerald M. Bordman, Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania.

      Freeman's
    • attrib. EZRA AMES (American, 1768-1836) portrait
      Jan. 29, 2012

      attrib. EZRA AMES (American, 1768-1836) portrait

      Est: $400 - $700

      attrib. EZRA AMES (American, 1768-1836) portrait of a seated gentleman, with ruffled white collar unsigned, oil on canvas, 30 by 24 in., period gilt frame written on label on reverse: Mr. Tenbroeck of Albany ...by Ezra Ames Bolton & Cortelyou Prov.: a New Jersey Collector Condition: 1.5" patch bottom left

      CRN Auctions
    • ATTRIBUTED TO EZRA AMES, (AMERICAN 1768-1836), PORTRAIT OF A LADY BELIEVED TO BE BETSY MULFORD SUTLIFF
      Dec. 04, 2011

      ATTRIBUTED TO EZRA AMES, (AMERICAN 1768-1836), PORTRAIT OF A LADY BELIEVED TO BE BETSY MULFORD SUTLIFF

      Est: $2,000 - $3,000

      ATTRIBUTED TO EZRA AMES (american 1768-1836)/span PORTRAIT OF A LADY BELIEVED TO BE BETSY MULFORD SUTLIFF Oil on canvas 30 x 25 in. (76.2 x 63.5cm) provenance: /spanThe Estate of Gerald M. Bordman, Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania.

      Freeman's
    • Attributed to Ezra Ames (American, 1768-1836) Pair of Portraits of Mr. and Mrs. Stoughton of Amherst, Massachusetts. Unsigned. Oil on c
      Jul. 22, 2010

      Attributed to Ezra Ames (American, 1768-1836) Pair of Portraits of Mr. and Mrs. Stoughton of Amherst, Massachusetts. Unsigned. Oil on c

      Est: $800 - $1,000

      Attributed to Ezra Ames (American, 1768-1836) Pair of Portraits of Mr. and Mrs. Stoughton of Amherst, Massachusetts. Unsigned. Oil on canvas, c. 1830, canvas 30 1/4 x 25, overall frame dp. 2 1/4 in., in later molded giltwood frames.

      Skinner
    • EZRA AMES (AMERICAN 1768-1836), "Portrait of
      Nov. 22, 2009

      EZRA AMES (AMERICAN 1768-1836), "Portrait of

      Est: $1,000 - $2,000

      EZRA AMES (AMERICAN 1768-1836), "Portrait of Nathaniel Allen Esq.," 1817, oil on canvas, 30 x 24 in. (76.2 x 61 cm), signed and dated on the verso. PROVENANCE: Dr. G.L. LaPorte, New York; Henry Francis du Pont, Winterthur, Del. (old Winterthur inventory label on stretcher verso, noting original frame); Parke-Bernet, New York, April 28, 1978; Collection of George J. Arden, New York (acquired at the above sale); Beacon Hill Fine Art, New York (exhibition label on verso)

      Shapiro Auctions LLC
    • EZRA AMES (AMERICAN, 1768 - 1836) MINIATURE PORTRAIT ON PAPER OF MILITARY OFFICER.
      Aug. 27, 2009

      EZRA AMES (AMERICAN, 1768 - 1836) MINIATURE PORTRAIT ON PAPER OF MILITARY OFFICER.

      Est: $1,250 - $1,750

      Signed on reverse, "CAPTAIN BURDETTE, EZRA AMES 1806 ALBANY". Ames was born in 1768, died 1836 worked in Massachusetts and New York. SIZE: Oval image 3" x 2-1/4". CONDITION: Generally good. 9-97634

      James D. Julia
    • Ezra Ames (American 1768-1836), Portrait of a Man, Unsigned, oil on canvas, 30 x 24 in ( 76.2 x 61.6 cm)
      May. 16, 2009

      Ezra Ames (American 1768-1836), Portrait of a Man, Unsigned, oil on canvas, 30 x 24 in ( 76.2 x 61.6 cm)

      Est: $1,000 - $1,500

      Ezra Ames (American 1768-1836) Portrait of a Man Unsigned, circa 1820 Oil on canvas. Unframed. 30 x 24 in (76.2 x 61.6 cm)

      Weschler's
    • Ezra Ames (NY 1768-1836) "Portrait of His
      Sep. 27, 2008

      Ezra Ames (NY 1768-1836) "Portrait of His

      Est: $1,000 - $1,500

      Ezra Ames (NY, 1768-1836) "Portrait of His Father" C. 1809. O/C laid on board. On reverse: See "Ezra Ames of Albany" by Bolton & Cortelyou for photo of portrait of Jesse Ames, father of Ezra Ames, taken 1819 age 80. Scattered inpaint. 31" x 25"

      Cottone Auctions
    • Ezra Ames (American, 1768-1836)
      Mar. 15, 2008

      Ezra Ames (American, 1768-1836)

      Est: $6,000 - $8,000

      Pair of Portraits New York oil on canvas unsigned in probably original matching frames each 29" x 23.25" Gentleman is listed as Samuel Stevenson Fowler, Albany, N.Y. (1799-1850). The woman is likely Mrs. Fowler. Book that identifies the gentleman sitter to be sold with lot: Ezra Ames of Albany, by Bolton and Cortelyou, New York.

      Cowan's Auctions
    • Important North Carolina miniature, thought to be
      Jan. 05, 2008

      Important North Carolina miniature, thought to be

      Est: $3,000 - $6,000

      Important North Carolina miniature, thought to be a portrait of Freeman Woods (North Carolina, 1765-1834), a silversmith living in New Bern, North Carolina, 1794-1834, unsigned, attributed to Ezra Ames, New York, 1768-1836, watercolor on ivory, 2-3/4 x 2-1/8 in.; 18 kt. gold bezel case fitted as a brooch with verso set with window and a braid of dark hair. Some warping of ivory, water damage at left edge and verso within window.

      Brunk Auctions
    • EZRA AMES (American, 1768-1836) PORTRAIT OF A GENTLEMAN
      Feb. 03, 2007

      EZRA AMES (American, 1768-1836) PORTRAIT OF A GENTLEMAN

      Est: $5,000 - $7,000

      EZRA AMES (American, 1768-1836) PORTRAIT OF A GENTLEMAN. Unsigned oil on canvas half portrait of a gentleman wearing a black coat with white collar and bowtie. An oval light brown shadow background, possibly at one time framed with an oval window. Housed in a period gesso decorated gilt frame. Restoration report from 1989 accompanies lot. SIZE: 31" x 25". CONDITION: Relined, restored. Very good with fine craquelure. 9-70871

      James D. Julia
    • EZRA AMES (American, 1768-1836) PORTRAIT OF A GENTLEMAN
      Aug. 23, 2006

      EZRA AMES (American, 1768-1836) PORTRAIT OF A GENTLEMAN

      Est: $5,000 - $7,000

      EZRA AMES (American, 1768-1836) PORTRAIT OF A GENTLEMAN. Unsigned oil on canvas half portrait of a gentleman wearing a black coat with white collar and bowtie. An oval light brown shadow background, possibly at one time framed with an oval window. Housed in a period gesso decorated gilt frame. Restoration report from 1989 accompanies lot. SIZE: 31" x 25". CONDITION: Relined, restored. Very good with fine craquelure. 9-70871

      James D. Julia
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