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Porträtmaler, Miniaturist, b. 1817 - d. 1894

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    • George Dury O/C Portrait of Alicia Mary McCready Baxter
      Jan. 27, 2024

      George Dury O/C Portrait of Alicia Mary McCready Baxter

      Est: $400 - $500

      George Dury (Tennessee, 1817-1894) oil on canvas portrait of Alicia Mary McCready Baxter (1831-1908), wife of John George Baxter, Jr. (1826-1885, former Mayor of Louisville, Kentucky). The sitter is slightly angled towards the left in a red chair and attired in a black dress with with lace collar. Her brunette hair is upswept and she wears a suite of cameo and gold jewelry. Unsigned. Housed in a period carved giltwood frame with oval aperture, large projecting foliate corners and textured or pebbled surface. Sight: 29" H x 24" W. Framed: 39 3/4" H x 34 1/2" W. 2nd Half 19th century. Note: This portrait is a companion portrait to the John George Baxter Jr. portrait in this sale signed by George Dury, offered in the preceding lot.

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    • George Dury O/C Portrait of Louisville Mayor John George Baxter, Jr.
      Jan. 27, 2024

      George Dury O/C Portrait of Louisville Mayor John George Baxter, Jr.

      Est: $700 - $800

      George Dury (Tennessee, 1817-1894) signed oil on canvas elbow-length portrait of John George Baxter, Jr. (1826-1885) former Mayor of Louisville, Kentucky. The sitter is slightly angled towards the left, is seated in a red chair, is attired in a white collared shirt with a black coat and a black tie, and has receding hairline and a long gray beard. Signed and dated verso lower right corner: G Dury 1871. Housed in a period carved giltwood frame with oval aperture, large projecting foliate corners and beaded decoration throughout. Sight: 29 1/4" H x 24 1/4" W. Framed: 42 1/2" H x 37" W. Note: John George Baxter Jr. was the twentieth (1870-1872) and twenty-second (1879-1881) mayor of Louisville, Kentucky. This portrait has been documented by the Tennessee Portrait Project; the portrait of Baxter's wife is offered in the next lot.

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    • Attrib. George Dury, Large Oil on Canvas Portrait of the Rhea Sisters, ca. 1887
      Jan. 27, 2024

      Attrib. George Dury, Large Oil on Canvas Portrait of the Rhea Sisters, ca. 1887

      Est: $1,000 - $1,200

      Attributed to George Dury (Tennessee, 1817-1894), "The Rhea Sisters," large full-length oil on canvas portrait painting depicting three young girls standing against an abstract mottled brown background. The three sisters, identified as Byrd Rhea Robinson, Ann Rhea and Sara Rhea Hallowes, are wearing green, white, and pink dresses with wide sashes.The center child has pink flowers in her hair and is holding a straw hat with additional flowers, the young girl in the pink dress is also holding a pink flower and the young girl in the green dress holds onto the center sister's hand and arm. Unsigned. Housed in a period carved and stenciled gilt wood frame. Sight: 57 3/4" H x 44" W. Framed: 72 1/4" H x 57 1/2" W x 5" D. Circa 1887. Note: The sitters are believed to be the daughters of William D. Rhea and Lucy Ransom Rhea of Nashville and Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Mr. Rhea's father, Col. Byrd Smith Rhea, was a drygoods merchant in Nashville. This painting has been documented by the TN Portrait Project (with outdated paternal information). The likely artist George Dury, studied art in Bavaria before immigrating to Tennessee, and was one of Nashville's most important 19th century portrait painters.

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    • GEORGE DURY LARGE O/C PORTRAIT OF ANNE DALLAS DUDLEY
      Jan. 28, 2023

      GEORGE DURY LARGE O/C PORTRAIT OF ANNE DALLAS DUDLEY

      Est: $1,000 - $1,200

      George Dury (Tennessee, 1817-1894) oil on canvas laid down on board full-length portrait painting of a young girl attired in a white dress with blue shoes and a matching blue ribbon in her hair. She is depicted leaning against a red chair with red drapery hung from above and children's toys in the bottom left corner. The sitter is identified as young Anne Dallas Dudley (Tennessee, 1876-1955) who became a prominent women's activist, founding the Nashville Equal Suffrage League, serving as the President of the Tennessee Equal Suffrage Association, and Third Vice President of the National American Woman Suffrage Association noted for her successful effort in getting the Nineteenth Amendment ratified in the state of Tennessee, the final state needed to ratify the amendment nationwide. The painting is unsigned. A biography of the sitter, artist attribution and additional information about the work is affixed en verso. Housed in a period American giltwood fame with double wood filets. Sight: 49" H x 37" W. Framed: 59 1/2" H x 47" W. Circa 1880.

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    • George Dury O/C, Mary Carroll Donelson, plus Wm. Carroll Signed
      Jul. 14, 2018

      George Dury O/C, Mary Carroll Donelson, plus Wm. Carroll Signed

      Est: $500 - $600

      Hudson River Landscape, manner of Victor de Grailly (France/New York, 1804-1889). Oil on canvas landscape depicting figures on a bridge overlooking the river, with sailboats and a steamship passing below. 14" x 20", unframed. Late 19th century. (Additional high-resolution photos are available at www.caseantiques.com.)

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    • George Dury (Nashville, Tennessee 19th Century Artist) Portrait Painting of Pauline Giers (Nashville) by
      Mar. 03, 2018

      George Dury (Nashville, Tennessee 19th Century Artist) Portrait Painting of Pauline Giers (Nashville) by

      Est: $2,500 - $5,000

      Beautiful Historic Oil Painting by Famous 19th Century listed Tennessee artist George Dury (1817-1894) | Oil on Canvas | Painting depicts portrait of Pauline Giers, the wife of Nashville photographer C. C. Giers, in costume attire. This Painting was identified in previous publication(s), where the subject is identified as Pauline Giers, wife of Nashville photographer C. C. Giers | Housed in a beautiful period gilt frame with gold mat and oval shaped opening | Dimensions: Sight – 28″ H x 22 1/4″ W; with frame – Large 40 1/2″ H x 35 1/4″ W. This painting can be seen in an article discussing the art and furnishings of Historic Devon Farm Plantation that appeared in The Tennessean newspaper on Sunday, October 2, 1977. The subject is identified in Sarah Hunter Hicks Greens’ notes as Pauline Giers, wife of Nashville photographer C. C. Giers. Provenance: Acquired from the Estate of Sarah Hunter Hicks Green, formerly of Historic Devon Farm, Nashville, Tennessee; Pauline Giers was a long time friend of the historic Hicks family. Sarah Hunter Hicks Green descended from one of Nashville’s 18th century settlers and original surveyors, John Davis (1770-1853), who went on to amass a property in the area now known as Belle Meade and Bellevue. His daughter Fanny married David Morris Harding (kin to the Hardings of Belle Meade Plantation). Another daughter married Edward Hicks and birthed Edward Dickson Hicks II, who went to the Gold Rush as a young man, served in the Confederate Army, and later ran the Nashville and Northwestern Railroad. Hicks inherited the Devon Farm property and developed it into an internationally known breeding site for Devon cattle. Hicks’ grandson, Edward Dickson Hicks IV, founded the Dobson-Hicks Seed Company in 1926 and served on the commission that created Nashville’s Metropolitan Government. Devon Farm was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974. In 2002, the property was sold and now is the site of Ensworth High School. Dury’s Portraits are owned and/or displayed at numerous important galleries and museums, including the Tennessee State Museum (See photograph).

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    • 19th Century Tennessee Oil Painting of Portrait by George Dury
      Oct. 21, 2017

      19th Century Tennessee Oil Painting of Portrait by George Dury

      Est: $2,500 - $5,000

      Beautiful Historic Oil Painting by Famous 19th Century listed Tennessee artist George Dury (1817-1894) | Oil on Canvas |Painting depicts portrait of a dark haired lady holding a fan; The subject is identified in published literature as Pauline Giers, wife of Nashville photographer C. C. Giers, in costume ball attire| Housed in a gilt frame with gold mat and oval shaped opening | Dimensions: Sight – 28″ H x 22 1/4″ W; with frame – Large 40 1/2″ H x 35 1/4″ W Note: This painting can be seen in an article discussing the art and furnishings of Historic Devon Farm Plantation that appeared in The Tennessean newspaper on Sunday, October 2, 1977. The subject is identified in Sarah Hunter Hicks Greens’ notes as Pauline Giers, wife of Nashville photographer C. C. Giers, in costume ball attire. Provenance: Acquired from the Estate of Sarah Hunter Hicks Green, formerly of Historic Devon Farm, Nashville, Tennessee; Pauline Giers was a long time friend of the historic Hicks family. Condition: Craquelure, four patches to back, scattered accretions. Blacklight reveals numerous areas of overpainting, including a 4″ x 4″ area on shoulder, 6″ area on left far side background, and 1″ repaired tear to right side background – see blacklight photo. Sarah Hunter Hicks Green descended from one of Nashville’s 18th century settlers and original surveyors, John Davis (1770-1853), who went on to amass a property in the area now known as Belle Meade and Bellevue. His daughter Fanny married David Morris Harding (kin to the Hardings of Belle Meade Plantation). Another daughter married Edward Hicks and birthed Edward Dickson Hicks II, who went to the Gold Rush as a young man, served in the Confederate Army, and later ran the Nashville and Northwestern Railroad. Hicks inherited the Devon Farm property and developed it into an internationally known breeding site for Devon cattle. Hicks’ grandson, Edward Dickson Hicks IV, founded the Dobson-Hicks Seed Company in 1926 and served on the commission that created Nashville’s Metropolitan Government. Devon Farm was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974. In 2002, the property was sold and now is the site of Ensworth High School. Dury’s Portraits are owned and/or displayed at numerous important galleries and museums. His works have also sold well at auction, including but not limited to the following: A Self-Portrait sold for $1,549 (not including premium) in December 2012 via Hugo Ruef Auction House in München, Germany; A Portrait of Daniel Smith Donelson sold for $7,590 in May 2011 via Case Antiques; and Portrait of Dury’s Son (Henry Dury) sold for $1,488 in July 2016 at Case Antiques, Knoxville, Tennessee.

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    • Portrait of George Dury's Son
      Jul. 30, 2016

      Portrait of George Dury's Son

      Est: $900 - $1,200

      George Dury (Tennessee, 1817-1894) oval portrait of the artist's son, Heinrich (Henry) Dury, at about age 7, brown hair and brown eyes, wearing a red velvet coat with white shirt and lace collar. Unsigned, Circa 1860. Housed in oval giltwood frame. Sight -19 1/2" H x 15 1/2" W. Framed - 20" H x 24" W. Note: a very similar, but larger portrait is in the collection at Cheekwood Museum of Art in Nashville. Dury was known to have painted his children's portraits, and likely painted two images of Henry, displaying one as an advertisement. Provenance: descended in the family of the artist and subject to present consignor. A file of photocopied family information accompanies this lot, including copies of transcriptions of entries from the journal of George Dury's wife (Henry's mother) extending from the couple's arrival in America to the births of their children, the death of Heinrich in 1891, and death of George Dury in 1893, and copies of a detailed 1950s biographical article about the artist. (Additional high-resolution photos are available at www.caseantiques.com)

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    • Attr. Geo. Dury, portrait of woman with fan
      Jul. 30, 2016

      Attr. Geo. Dury, portrait of woman with fan

      Est: $700 - $900

      Oil on Canvas portrait of a dark haired lady holding a fan, unsigned, attributed to George Dury (Tennessee, 1817-1894). Subject's dark hair is upswept with a rose, a string of pearls and a mantilla, and she is clothed in an off the shoulder dark dress with lace trim. Subject is holding a closed gold colored fan in her right hand, and is set against a dark brown curtain. Housed in a gilt frame with gold mat and oval shaped opening. Sight - 28" H x 22 1/4" W. Framed - 40 1/2" H x 35 1/4" W. Note: This painting can be seen in an article discussing the art and furnishings of Historic Devon Farm Plantation that appeared in The Tennessean newspaper on Sunday, October 2, 1977. The subject is identified in Sarah Hunter Hicks Greens' notes as Pauline Giers, wife of Nashville photographer C. C. Giers, in costume ball attire. Provenance: the estate of Sarah Hunter Hicks Green, formerly of Historic Devon Farm, Nashville, Tennessee. (Additional high-resolution photos are available at www.caseantiques.com)

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    • Portrait of Daniel Smith Donelson (1801-1863), oil
      May. 21, 2011

      Portrait of Daniel Smith Donelson (1801-1863), oil

      Est: $3,500 - $4,500

      Portrait of Daniel Smith Donelson (1801-1863), oil on canvas in original giltwood frame, signed lower right and on back G. Dury (George Dury, Germany/Tennessee, 1817-1894). Daniel Smith Donelson, nephew of President Andrew Jackson, was one of three sons b

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