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Painter, b. 1751 - d. 1801

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    • Early American Republic Couple Portraits, Attributed to Ralph Earl (American, 1751-1801)
      May. 31, 2024

      Early American Republic Couple Portraits, Attributed to Ralph Earl (American, 1751-1801)

      Est: $2,000 - $4,000

      Both oil on canvas, unsigned. Original carved and giltwood frames.

      Cottone Auctions
    • RALPH EARL, OLIVER ELLSWORTH AND ABIGAIL WOLCOTT ELLSWORTH, POSTER ON FOAMCORE
      Apr. 13, 2024

      RALPH EARL, OLIVER ELLSWORTH AND ABIGAIL WOLCOTT ELLSWORTH, POSTER ON FOAMCORE

      Est: $55 - $65

      Artist: Ralph Earl, American (1751 - 1801) Title: Oliver Ellsworth and Abigail Wolcott Ellsworth Medium: Poster on foamcore Size: 32.25 x 24.25 in. (81.92 x 61.6 cm)

      RoGallery
    • RALPH E.W. EARL PORTRAIT
      Apr. 12, 2024

      RALPH E.W. EARL PORTRAIT

      Est: $300 - $500

      Ralph Eleaser Whiteside Earl (1788-1838) unframed oil on wood panel portrait of a gentleman attributed to a copy done by J.S. Coplay, with old label verso. 30.25" x 24.5" oa

      Wiederseim Associates, Inc.
    • RALPH EARL (1751-1801)
      Jan. 19, 2024

      RALPH EARL (1751-1801)

      Est: $100,000 - $200,000

      RALPH EARL (1751-1801) THOMAS AND ANNA (DIBBLE) TUCKER oil on canvas 37 ¾ x 31 ¾ in. (each) (2)

      Christie's
    • RALPH EARL, OLIVER ELLSWORTH AND ABIGAIL WOLCOTT ELLSWORTH, POSTER ON FOAMCORE
      Jun. 21, 2023

      RALPH EARL, OLIVER ELLSWORTH AND ABIGAIL WOLCOTT ELLSWORTH, POSTER ON FOAMCORE

      Est: $100 - $150

      Artist: Ralph Earl, American (1751 - 1801) Title: Oliver Ellsworth and Abigail Wolcott Ellsworth Medium: Poster on foamcore Size: 32.25 x 24.25 in. (81.92 x 61.6 cm)

      RoGallery
    • Ralph Earl, Oliver Ellsworth and Abigail Wolcott Ellsworth, Poster on foamcore
      Nov. 05, 2022

      Ralph Earl, Oliver Ellsworth and Abigail Wolcott Ellsworth, Poster on foamcore

      Est: $130 - $175

      Artist: Ralph Earl, American (1751 - 1801) Title: Oliver Ellsworth and Abigail Wolcott Ellsworth Year: Medium: Poster on foamcore Image Size: Size: 32.25 x 24.25 in. (81.92 x 61.6 cm)

      RoGallery
    • Ralph Earle
      Sep. 17, 2022

      Ralph Earle

      Est: $20,000 - $30,000

      (American, 1751-1801) Portrait of Annie McClellan Lovett and her Daughter, unsigned, 30 x 26 in.; silver finished wood frame, 32 x 28 in. Note: While unsigned, this portrait bears a strong stylistic similarity to the portrait Mrs. John Johnston (Martha Spear), painted in 1785, on page 135-136 of Kornhauser, Elizabeth Martin, J. A. Bushman, Stephen H. Kornhauser, and Aileen Ribeiro. Ralph Earl: The Face of the Young Republic. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1991. The distinct similarity in dress places these two portraits as contemporaneous.

      Brunk Auctions
    • Ralph Earl, Oliver Ellsworth and Abigail Wolcott Ellsworth, Poster on foamcore
      Aug. 10, 2022

      Ralph Earl, Oliver Ellsworth and Abigail Wolcott Ellsworth, Poster on foamcore

      Est: $130 - $175

      Artist: Ralph Earl, American (1751 - 1801) Title: Oliver Ellsworth and Abigail Wolcott Ellsworth Year: Medium: Poster on foamcore Image Size: Size: 32.25 x 24.25 in. (81.92 x 61.6 cm)

      RoGallery
    • Ralph Earl, Oliver Ellsworth and Abigail Wolcott Ellsworth, Poster on foamcore
      Apr. 19, 2022

      Ralph Earl, Oliver Ellsworth and Abigail Wolcott Ellsworth, Poster on foamcore

      Est: $75 - $100

      Artist: Ralph Earl, American (1751 - 1801) Title: Oliver Ellsworth and Abigail Wolcott Ellsworth Medium: Poster on foamcore Size: 32.25 x 24.25 in. (81.92 x 61.6 cm)

      RoGallery
    • RALPH EARL (1751-1801) CAPTAIN JABEZ HUNTINGTON (1767-1848)
      Jan. 21, 2022

      RALPH EARL (1751-1801) CAPTAIN JABEZ HUNTINGTON (1767-1848)

      Est: $50,000 - $100,000

      RALPH EARL (1751-1801) CAPTAIN JABEZ HUNTINGTON (1767-1848) oil on canvas 48 x 36 in.

      Christie's
    • Ralph Earl, Oliver Ellsworth and Abigail Wolcott Ellsworth, Poster on foamcore
      Nov. 28, 2021

      Ralph Earl, Oliver Ellsworth and Abigail Wolcott Ellsworth, Poster on foamcore

      Est: $130 - $175

      Artist: Ralph Earl, American (1751 - 1801) Title: Oliver Ellsworth and Abigail Wolcott Ellsworth Year: Medium: Poster on foamcore Image Size: Size: 32.25 x 24.25 in. (81.92 x 61.6 cm)

      RoGallery
    • Ralph Earl, Oliver Ellsworth and Abigail Wolcott Ellsworth, Poster on foamcore
      May. 28, 2021

      Ralph Earl, Oliver Ellsworth and Abigail Wolcott Ellsworth, Poster on foamcore

      Est: $130 - $175

      Artist: Ralph Earl, American (1751 - 1801) Title: Oliver Ellsworth and Abigail Wolcott Ellsworth Year: Medium: Poster on foamcore Image Size: Size: 32.25 x 24.25 in. (81.92 x 61.6 cm)

      RoGallery
    • Ralph Earl (Attr.) - Portrait Of Girl With Dog
      Jan. 03, 2021

      Ralph Earl (Attr.) - Portrait Of Girl With Dog

      Est: $6,000 - $8,000

      Portrait of a young girl with a dog, attributed to Ralph Earl (1751-1801), circa 1780 while the artist was studying in England, oil on canvas, 42 x 36 inches, no frame.

      Westchester Fine Art
    • Ralph Earl (Attr.) - Portrait Of Girl With Dog
      Jul. 26, 2020

      Ralph Earl (Attr.) - Portrait Of Girl With Dog

      Est: $6,000 - $8,000

      Portrait of a young girl with a dog, attributed to Ralph Earl (1751-1801), circa 1780 while the artist was studying in England, oil on canvas, 42 x 36 inches, no frame.

      Westchester Fine Art
    • Ralph Earl (Attr.) - Portrait of Girl with Dog
      Apr. 05, 2020

      Ralph Earl (Attr.) - Portrait of Girl with Dog

      Est: $6,000 - $8,000

      Portrait of a young girl with a dog, attributed to Ralph Earl (1751-1801), circa 1780 while the artist was studying in England, oil on canvas, 42 X 36 inches, no frame, relined by Yost Conservation, Oxford, Ct..

      Westchester Fine Art
    • RALPH EARL (1751 - 1801) | Portrait of William Henry Capers of St. Helena, South Carolina
      Jan. 26, 2020

      RALPH EARL (1751 - 1801) | Portrait of William Henry Capers of St. Helena, South Carolina

      Est: $10,000 - $15,000

      signed above the sitter's knee Earl Pinxt 1788, the letter in the sitter's hand inscribed Willm H. Capers Greenwich Connecticut.

      Sotheby's
    • Ralph Earl, Oliver Ellsworth and Abigail Wolcott Ellsworth, Poster on foamcore
      Jan. 01, 2020

      Ralph Earl, Oliver Ellsworth and Abigail Wolcott Ellsworth, Poster on foamcore

      Est: $60 - $80

      Artist: Ralph Earl (1751 - 1801) Title: Oliver Ellsworth and Abigail Wolcott Ellsworth Medium: Poster on foamcore Size: 32.25 x 24.25 in. (81.92 x 61.6 cm)

      RoGallery
    • Ralph Earl, Oliver Ellsworth and Abigail Wolcott Ellsworth, Poster on foamcore
      Nov. 03, 2019

      Ralph Earl, Oliver Ellsworth and Abigail Wolcott Ellsworth, Poster on foamcore

      Est: $60 - $80

      Artist: Ralph Earl (1751 - 1801) Title: Oliver Ellsworth and Abigail Wolcott Ellsworth Medium: Poster on foamcore Size: 32.25 x 24.25 in. (81.92 x 61.6 cm)

      RoGallery
    • Ralph Earl print of Bennington, Bennington PCs
      Aug. 24, 2019

      Ralph Earl print of Bennington, Bennington PCs

      Est: $50 - $100

      framed limited edition print of Ralph Earl Bennington, VT landscape painting, and two frame collages of Bennington, VT postcards including RPPCs

      Merrill's Auctioneers & Appraisers
    • 18thC Portrait of Girl with Dog, Oil on Canvas
      Mar. 31, 2019

      18thC Portrait of Girl with Dog, Oil on Canvas

      Est: $6,000 - $8,000

      18th century portrait of a young girl with a dog, most likely painted by Ralph Earl (1751-1801) circa 1780 while the artist was studying in England, oil on canvas, 42" x 36", unframed.

      Kaminski Auctions
    • Attr. Ralph Earl, Portrait of Tamar Boardman Taylor
      Jan. 26, 2019

      Attr. Ralph Earl, Portrait of Tamar Boardman Taylor

      Est: $2,400 - $3,400

      Attributed to Ralph Earl, Sr. (Massachussetts/Connecticut, 1751-1801), three quarter length oil on canvas portrait of Tamar Boardman Taylor (1723-1795), wife of Rev. Nathaniel Taylor, attired in an 18th century black dress with lace cap and fichu and lace trimmed sleeves and black fingerless gloves. She is depicted seated in a red chair with red drape background to her left and village landscape visible through a window to her right, including a view of a church. Housed in a foliate-carved 20th century gilt wood frame. Sight - 47" H x 36 1/2" W. Framed - 54 1/2" H x 43 3/4" W. American, late 18th century. Biography & Provenance: Tamar Boardman Taylor was the daughter of Reverend Daniel Boardman and married Reverend Nathaniel Taylor (1722-1800) of New Milford, Connecticut in 1748/49. According to the book "History of the Towns of New Milford and Bridgewater, Connecticut, 1803-1882," Hartford, CT: Press of the Case, Lockward and Brainard Co, 1882, transcribed by Sandra Boudrou: "There are five large portraits of Mr. Taylor and his wife, painted by the artist Earl. He (Reverend Taylor) is represented in his pulpit with a small Bible in his hand. These portraits were in possession of the great grandson, George Taylor of Milford". The Newark Museum of Newark, New Jersey has one of the portraits of Mrs. Nathaniel Taylor by Ralph Earl (identical to this painting, including size) and the Addison Gallery of American Art of Andover, Massachusetts, is believed to have one of the Earl portraits of Rev. Nathaniel Taylor. Earl was known to have painted at least 19 members of the Boardman family and several members of the Taylor family. The Newark Museum is aware of at least one painting that is nearly identical to the one in their collection, possibly this one. At the time they were made aware of it (in 1970), it was owned by a New Jersey dealer. This painting was discovered in a Texas estate and its provenance prior to then is unknown. Biography: Ralph Earl began his portrait painting career near his home of Worcester County, Mass., but - loyal to the British Crown - he went to London during the Revolutionary War. He studied with Benjamin West and exhibited at the Royal Academy. There his drawing improved and his compositions became more complex, and his use of color became more sophisticated. He also experimented in England with different formats and introduced landscapes and complex interiors into the backgrounds of his portraits. These would become signature features of his later American work. The final period of his life included three years' residence in New York City and thirteen years as a traveling artist in Connecticut, New York, Massachusetts, and Vermont. Earl is best recognized for portraits that include landscape settings specifically related to the lives of his sitters or interiors decorated with furniture, professional attributes, books, and other possessions that help to individualize his patrons' identities. The artist's brother James Earl (1761-1796), son Ralph E. W. Earl (1785/88-1838), and nephew Augustus Earl (1793-1838) were artists as well. (source: The Worcester Art Museum) (Additional high-resolution photos are available at www.caseantiques.com.)

      Case Antiques, Inc. Auctions & Appraisals
    • 18th Century Portrait of Girl with Dog
      Dec. 30, 2018

      18th Century Portrait of Girl with Dog

      Est: $6,000 - $8,000

      Portrait of a young girl with a dog, possibly Ralph Earl (1751-1801), circa 1780 while the artist was studying in England, oil on canvas, 42 X 36 inches, no frame, relined by Yost Conservation, Oxford, Ct..

      Westchester Fine Art
    • RALPH EARL (1751 - 1801) | Portrait of Two Brothers
      Jan. 20, 2018

      RALPH EARL (1751 - 1801) | Portrait of Two Brothers

      Est: $80,000 - $120,000

      oil on canvas

      Sotheby's
    • AMERICAN HISTORICAL PRINTS, LOT OF FOUR
      Feb. 18, 2017

      AMERICAN HISTORICAL PRINTS, LOT OF FOUR

      Est: $50 - $100

      AMERICAN HISTORICAL PRINTS, LOT OF FOUR, later issue of famous Amos Doolittle (American, 1754-1832) Revolutionary War views, after originals by Ralph Earl (American, 1751-1801), Plates I-IV, titles include "The Battle of Lexington, April 19, 1775" and "A View of the Town of Concord". Each housed under glass in an old frame.

      Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates
    • RALPH EARL (1751 - 1801) | Portrait of Major James Fairlie
      Jan. 19, 2017

      RALPH EARL (1751 - 1801) | Portrait of Major James Fairlie

      Est: $10,000 - $15,000

      oil on canvas

      Sotheby's
    • ATTRIBUTED TO RALPH EARL (American, 1751-1801) PORTRAIT OF A GIRL WITH DOG.
      Aug. 25, 2016

      ATTRIBUTED TO RALPH EARL (American, 1751-1801) PORTRAIT OF A GIRL WITH DOG.

      Est: $8,000 - $12,000

      Unsigned oil on canvas full length portrait of a young girl seated in a landscape. Wearing a white dress with pink bustle and red slippers, the girl is holding a dog in her lap. The frame bears a modern ink inscription of unknown origin attributing the work to Connecticut artist "Ralph Earl". Housed in a modern giltwood frame. SIZE: 39-3/4" x 29-1/2". Overall: 44" x 33" CONDITION: Lined, restoration along edges and in background with scattered retouch in girls face. 50567-32

      James D. Julia
    • RALPH EARL 1751 - 1801 | JARED LANE AND APPHIA RUGGLES
      Jan. 21, 2016

      RALPH EARL 1751 - 1801 | JARED LANE AND APPHIA RUGGLES

      Est: $25,000 - $50,000

      Painted in New Milford, Connecticut. Signed and dated R. Earl Pinxt 1796 lower left on both portraits; portrait of Mr. Lane does not appear to retain original frame; portrait of Mrs. Lane appears to retain original frame; both portraits retain their original stretchers.

      Sotheby's
    • RALPH EARL (1751-1801, MA & CT ARTIST), OIL
      Nov. 28, 2015

      RALPH EARL (1751-1801, MA & CT ARTIST), OIL

      Est: $15,000 - $25,000

      PAINTING ON CANVAS, PORTRIT OF MAJOR JOHN SIDELL, DRESSED IN YELLOW SILK COAT WITH WHITE RUFFLED BLOUSE WITH GOLD BUTTONS, WEARING A GOLD LOCKET. SIGHT SIZE 30" X 26". SIGNED LOWER LEFT R. EARL, 1787. IN A CARVED AND GILDED FRAME. BLACKLIGHT SHOWS VERY MINOR OLD RESTORATIONS.

      Marion Antique Auctions
    • Ralph Earl ? Lady Sewing Portrait Oil on Canvas
      Nov. 09, 2013

      Ralph Earl ? Lady Sewing Portrait Oil on Canvas

      Est: $1,000 - $2,000

      Ralph Earl (1751 - 1801) Lady Sewing portrait,oil on canvas,unframed. Measurements - 12 1/2" x 15".

      Hampton Estate Auction
    • Attributed to Ralph Earl (1751-1801), portrait of anne willing bingham (1764-1801), Oil on canvas laid on panel, framed.
      Apr. 17, 2013

      Attributed to Ralph Earl (1751-1801), portrait of anne willing bingham (1764-1801), Oil on canvas laid on panel, framed.

      Est: $5,000 - $7,000

      Attributed to Ralph Earl (1751-1801) portrait of anne willing bingham (1764-1801) Oil on canvas laid on panel, framed. 30 in. x 25 in. (sight) PROVENANCE: A brass plaque on verso inscribed, "Spotswood House New Castle," and a note reads, "Property of Margaret H. Spruance."

      Freeman's
    • Circle of Ralph Earl (1751-1801)
      Feb. 26, 2013

      Circle of Ralph Earl (1751-1801)

      Est: £4,000 - £6,000

      Circle of Ralph Earl (1751-1801) Portrait of a gentleman, traditionally identified as Christopher Inman, three-quarter-length, in a white waistcoat and green coat, a book in his left hand, with a dog, in an interior oil on canvas 48 7/8 x 39 1/8 in. (122.5 x 99.4 cm)

      Christie's
    • RALPH EARL (1751-1801)
      Jan. 20, 2012

      RALPH EARL (1751-1801)

      Est: $150,000 - $250,000

      RALPH EARL (1751-1801) Portrait of Nathaniel Shaw Woodbridge executed in 1791 oil on canvas 81 x 43 in.

      Christie's
    • RALPH EARL (AMERICAN 1751-1801). PORTRAIT OF ANNIE
      Feb. 24, 2008

      RALPH EARL (AMERICAN 1751-1801). PORTRAIT OF ANNIE

      Est: -

      RALPH EARL (AMERICAN 1751-1801). PORTRAIT OF ANNIE MCCLELLAN LOVETT AND DAUGHTER.

      Bourgeault-Horan Antiquarians
    • RALPH EARL 1751-1801
      Nov. 24, 2005

      RALPH EARL 1751-1801

      Est: £3,000 - £4,000

      PORTRAIT OF AN OXFORD DOCTOR OF DIVINITY measurements note 125 by 100 cm., 49 1/4 by 39 1/4 in. Three-quarter length, seated in his library, wearing academic robes Signed l.l.:Earl Pinxt 1784 oil on canvas PROVENANCE Bequeathed to the present owner circa 1920 NOTE The American artist Ralph Earl was born in Shrewsbury, Massachussetts. He worked as a portrait painter in New Haven where he was greatly influenced by the portraits of John Singleton Copley. He was a loyalist so in 1778 he fled to England, working first in Norfolk and then in the studio of Benjamin West. He exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1783 and 1784. In 1785, after the American Revolution, he returned to America, settling in New York. He built up a substantial pratice, becoming one of the first American artists to travel to Niagara Falls.

      Sotheby's
    • RALPH EARL 1751-1801 RUGGLES HOMESTEAD, NEW MILFORD, CONNECTICUT, 1796
      May. 19, 2005

      RALPH EARL 1751-1801 RUGGLES HOMESTEAD, NEW MILFORD, CONNECTICUT, 1796

      Est: $100,000 - $150,000

      oil on canvas (three pieces with a vertical and short horizontal seam). PROVENANCE M. Knoedler and Co., New York EXHIBITED Washington D.C., Ralph Earl: The Face of the Young Republic, November 1, 1991-January 1, 1992 Hartford, Connecticut, Wadsworth Atheneum CATALOGUE NOTE Painted circa 1796; appears to have original frame. Jared Lane kept a detailed account book that documents the construction of a new house or wing on the property he had acquired in 1789 from his father-in-law, Lazarus Ruggles. Lane's property in the Still River Neck section of New Milford, later called Lanesville, was located several miles south of the town center. According to the account book, John Couch contracted to build "the Northern part of the House" as well as a "Waggon House" beginning in January 1791, and work was completed at the end of 1792. There are various references in his records to the "new house" or the "northern" part of the house and the "old" or "southern" part of the house. It is unclear whether Lane simply built a large addition to the original Orange Warner farm or whether he built a new house nearby on the property. Earl created a picturesque setting for his landscape of the Lane house, conveying some of the pretensions of English country-house painting. The house is carefully rendered, including the Palladian features that relate it stylistically to both the Canfield house (cat. 54) and the Boardman house (cat. 58). A cupola crowns the top. The house is set back from the surrounding landscape, with the Housatonic River winding across the foreground. There are well-maintained fields, recently planted trees, and in front of the house, a white post fence running along the road. In the distance are gently rolling hills, typical of the region. The landscape remained in the Ruggles-Lane house, which was inherited by Jared and Apphia Lane's three children. Their daughter, Maria Apphia, lived in the house with her husband, Dr. Amaziah Wright. The house, with the landscape, descended in the Wright family until 1948, when Kennedy Galleries of New York sold the landscape to a private collection. Excerpted from Elizabeth M. Kornhauser, Ralph Earl The Face of the Young Republic, (New Haven, Yale University Press), 1991

      Sotheby's
    • RALPH EARL (1751-1801), 1794
      Jan. 20, 2005

      RALPH EARL (1751-1801), 1794

      Est: $60,000 - $80,000

      A Pair of Portraits: The Reverend and Mrs. Abraham Beach Each inscribed 'R. Earl Pinxt 1794' oil on canvas (2)

      Christie's
    • RALPH EARL, (1751-1801)
      May. 29, 2002

      RALPH EARL, (1751-1801)

      Est: $20,000 - $30,000

      Portrait of a Gentleman, possibly Gabriel Verplank Ludlow signed and dated R Earl, Pinet 1796 oil on canvas 41x32in. (sight) NOTES "in this age of refinement the well-born and well-bred of his countrymen will patronize him in the road to fame" read a notice regarding the portrait paintings of Ralph Earl symbolizes a landed and accomplished gentleman in a new republic, printed in Weekly Monitor, June 21, 1790. Litchfield, Connecticut. Dated 1796, this portrait of a gentleman was painted in the third and most accomplished period of Ralph Earl's career. Born in Worcester County, Massachusetts in 1751, Ralph Earl married in 1774 and began to establish himself as an artist. The second phase of his career began when Earl fled to England during the Revolutionary war. Arriving in England in April, 1778 Earl applied for financial relief claiming he provided information to the British Army which prevented it from being attacked in Long Island in 1777. His request for financial aid was denied, and he turned to painting to gain an income. In 1783 he had a London address and participated in an exhibition at the Royal Academy. During this time he became acquainted with Benjamin West and his artistic style became more fully developed. His technique greatly improved, his portraits became more complex, integrating detailed landscapes and sophisticated use of color. Earl is best recognized for portraits like the one pictured here, in which the landscape settings and other attributes relate to the lives of the sitter. Marking the third phase of his career, Earl returned to America in 1785. After a failed attempt to establish himself as a studio artist Earl was forced to pursue an itinerant career. Once again the artist found himself in financial trouble and landed in debtor's prison in New York from September 1986 to January 1788. While incarcerated several New York officials, many of whom had also been Loyalists during the War, commissioned portraits, enabling Earl to earn money and this gained him his release from prison. After his release, the artist established a prolific itinerant business concentrating in Northwest Connecticut. Earl died in Bolton, Connecticut in 1801, the cause listed as intemperance. Dated 1796, this portrait possibly depicts Gabriel Verplank Ludlow, a descendant of the current owner. The Banyer-Ludlow family in which this portrait descended has a long association with Westchester county. The family is associated with Cornell's Neck, a tract of land near the mouth of the Bronx, which may be the subject's landholding pictured in the background of this portrait. For further information see Kornhauser, Ralph Earl: The Face of the Young Republic (New Haven, 1991).

      Christie's
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