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Painter, copperplate engraver, b. 1769 - d. 1819

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    • Attributed to Robert Field Portrait of Seated Lawyer
      Sep. 30, 2023

      Attributed to Robert Field Portrait of Seated Lawyer

      Est: $1,500 - $2,500

      Field, attributed to Robert (British/Canadian/Jamaican/PA, 1769-1819), Seated Lawyer, watercolor and gouache, 6 x 4.75 inches, signed lower right, comes with a fine copy of the book Robert Field: Portrait Painter, 1927, by Harry Piers.

      Concept Art Gallery
    • ROBERT FIELD (British-American, 1769-1819).
      Jun. 12, 2021

      ROBERT FIELD (British-American, 1769-1819).

      Est: $1,000 - $1,500

      ROBERT FIELD (British-American, 1769-1819), oval painted portrait miniature of man with shoulder length hair, perhaps 35-40 years of age, in a blue frock coat with a white cravat, signed lower right ''R.F.'' and dated ''1801''. The portrait is set in a rose gold frame, presumably a low grade karat, having a back of deep purple-blue glass encircling a clear oval domed glass with woven hair and an intwined gold monogram ''CML''. The frame has a simple open attachment for a chain at the top. The framed portrait is housed in its original hinged board box with a red leather veneer and two clasp hooks. Short crack to the purple-blue glass. Sight 2-3/4''h, 2-1/4''w. Provenance: Sloan's Auction House, Washington, DC, 1992. Note: Robert Field came to the United States and worked in Baltimore, Philadelphia, Washington, and Boston.

      South Bay Auctions Inc
    • Possibly Robert Field (Circa 1769-1819),
      Jun. 06, 2021

      Possibly Robert Field (Circa 1769-1819),

      Est: -

      portrait miniature of a lady with blonde hair, blue eyes and wearing Ermine trimmed blue robe and jewelled dress, wearing double pearl choker necklace, on ivory, initialed centre right RF, image is 8.5 x 6.5cm

      Bargain Hunt Auctions
    • Robert Field (c. 1769-1819), Portrait miniature of a Philadelphia gentleman, circa 1797, case
      Nov. 14, 2018

      Robert Field (c. 1769-1819), Portrait miniature of a Philadelphia gentleman, circa 1797, case

      Est: $1,000 - $1,500

      Robert Field (c. 1769-1819) Portrait miniature of a Philadelphia gentleman, circa 1797, case by Anthony Simmons (1773-1830), Philadelphia, PA Watercolor on ivory, the rolled gold case bears trade card of "Anthony Simmons at his Manufactory and Ware-house No. 13 North Second-street nearly opposite Christ Church..." 3 in. x 2 3/8 in. (sight)

      Freeman's
    • ROBERT FIELD MINIATURE WATERCOLOR PAINTING
      Feb. 25, 2018

      ROBERT FIELD MINIATURE WATERCOLOR PAINTING

      Est: $5,000 - $8,000

      FIELD, Robert, (American, 1769-1819): Portrait of a Gentleman, Oval Watercolor, 8'' x 5.5'', monogramed lower right and dated 1804, framed, 13.75'' x 12''. Partial fragment with information pertaining to the sitter is very faint, and not legible at this time.

      Burchard Galleries Inc
    • ATTRIBUTED TO ROBERT FIELD (CA. 1769-1819) | Miniature Watercolor Portrait of a Gentleman on Ivory
      Jan. 21, 2018

      ATTRIBUTED TO ROBERT FIELD (CA. 1769-1819) | Miniature Watercolor Portrait of a Gentleman on Ivory

      Est: $5,000 - $7,000

      oval, in a rose gold metal locket frame; the reverse with a plait of brown hair, filigreed initials and cobalt-blue glass surround. 

      Sotheby's
    • Robert Field portrait miniature
      Dec. 10, 2016

      Robert Field portrait miniature

      Est: $3,000 - $5,000

      (English, 1769-1819). Miniature portrait of Colonel Robert Lloyd Nichols, of Talbot County, Maryland (1750-1836)., signed ll "R.F/1805," set in rose gold locket frame, 3 1/2 x 2 3/4 in.

      Alex Cooper
    • ROBERT FIELD, British (1769-1829), The Meredith-Moreau-Pratt Miniature of President George Washington, 1801, watercolor, signed R.F....
      Oct. 27, 2016

      ROBERT FIELD, British (1769-1829), The Meredith-Moreau-Pratt Miniature of President George Washington, 1801, watercolor, signed R.F....

      Est: $60,000 - $80,000

      ROBERT FIELD British (1769-1829) The Meredith-Moreau-Pratt Miniature of President George Washington, 1801 watercolor, signed R.F. lower left and dated "1801". 3 3/8 inches x 2 9/16 inches Provenance: Thomas Meredith, son of General Samuel Meredith (1740-1817), first Treasurer of the United States, 1801; To his son Samuel R. Meredith, 1853; Charles C. Moreau, New York, 1858; To his son, C.L. Moreau; Herbert L. Pratt; Private Collection. Literature: Piers, Harry. ''Robert Field: Portrait Painter in Oils, Miniature and Water-Colours and Engraver.'' New York: F.F. Sherman, 1927, cat. no. 88, p. 165.; Hart, Charles H. ''Historical Descriptive and Critical Catalogue of the Works of American Artists in Collection of Herbert L. Pratt.'' New York, 1917, cat. no. 75, p. 134.; Wehle, Harry B, and Theodore Bolton. ''American Miniatures, 1730-1850: One Hundred and Seventy-Three Portraits.'' Garden City, N.Y: Garden City Publishing Co., Inc, 1937, pp. xvii, 33, illus. pl. XVIII.; Bolton, Theodore. ''Early American Portrait Painters in Miniature.'' New York: F.F. Sherman, 1921, p. 52.; Johnston, Elizabeth B. ''Original Portraits of Washington,'' Boston: Osgood and Company, 1882, pp. 110, 115-116, pl. XVI illus.; Johnson, Dale T. ''American Portrait Miniatures in the Manney Collection.'' New York: Metropolitan Museum, 1990, p. 117 (discussed). Other Notes: In a copper frame, with blue foil decoration on the reverse. Click to read the accompanying essay for this lot. Tags: Americana

      Shannon's
    • Robert Field (1769-1819), Francis Wheatley
      Jun. 21, 2014

      Robert Field (1769-1819), Francis Wheatley

      Est: Kč10 - Kč20

      Robert Field (1769-1819), Francis Wheatley (1747-1801) FATHERLY ADVICE. 1803. A father sitting with a mother in the interior by a fireplace speaking to his two daughters. Mezzotint on paper, 335x418 mm, marked in print lower left 'Drawn by F. Wheatley, R.A.' , lower right 'Engraved by Field.' , published 'London Pubd as the act dir.t the 1st. of July 1803' . Robert Field (1769-1819), Francis Wheatley (1747-1801) OTCOVSKÁ RADA. 1803. Otec, sedící s matkou v interiéru u domácího krbu, promlouvá ke svým dvěma dcerám. Mezzotinta na papíře, 335x418 mm, zn. v tisku vlevo dole „Drawn by F. Wheatley, R.A.", vpravo dole „Engraved by Field.", vydáno „London Pubd as the act dir.t the 1st. of July 1803". Robert Field (1769-1819), Francis Wheatley (1747-1801) VÄTERLICHER RAT. 1803. Am Kamin sitzende Eltern, der Vater bespricht zu seinen zwei Töchtern. Mezzotinto auf Papier, 335x418 mm, links unten im Druck: „Drawn by F. Wheatley, R.A.", rechts unten „Engraved by Field.", herausgegeben: „London Pubd as the act dir.t the 1st. of July 1803".

      Auction House Zezula
    • Field, Robert [American, 1769-1819] American oval miniature portrait on ivory of Mrs. John Cadwalader, nee Williamina Bond, daughter of Dr. Phineas Bond founder of the Pennsylvania Hospital, signed "R.F." (Robert Field) and dated 17__, mounted in a g
      Feb. 15, 2014

      Field, Robert [American, 1769-1819] American oval miniature portrait on ivory of Mrs. John Cadwalader, nee Williamina Bond, daughter of Dr. Phineas Bond founder of the Pennsylvania Hospital, signed "R.F." (Robert Field) and dated 17__, mounted in a g

      Est: $5,000 - $6,000

      Field, Robert [American, 1769-1819] American oval miniature portrait on ivory of Mrs. John Cadwalader, nee Williamina Bond, daughter of Dr. Phineas Bond founder of the Pennsylvania Hospital, signed "R.F." (Robert Field) and dated 17__, mounted in a gold pendant frame, the reverse with lock of hair, from the Estate of Juliana Todd, Cape May, NJ, and direct descent through the Philadelphia Bancker/Cadwalader families. 3.75"x3"

      Wiederseim Associates, Inc.
    • MILITARIA
      Jun. 05, 2013

      MILITARIA

      Est: £1,000 - £1,500

      Robert Field (1769-1819) Portrait of Sir George Prevost (1767-1816) Oil on canvas 69cm x 53cm (27in x 21in).

      Dreweatts 1759
    • Possibly Robert Field, (American, born in England c. 1769-1819), Portrait Miniature of Thomas Jefferson c. 1800. Unsigned. Watercolor o
      Mar. 04, 2012

      Possibly Robert Field, (American, born in England c. 1769-1819), Portrait Miniature of Thomas Jefferson c. 1800. Unsigned. Watercolor o

      Est: $50,000 - $70,000

      Possibly Robert Field, (American, born in England c. 1769-1819), Portrait Miniature of Thomas Jefferson c. 1800. Unsigned. Watercolor on ivory, c. 1800, oval bust-length portrait, 2 1/2 x 2 in., in an oval gilt-brass pendant case, the reverse with blue glass border surrounding an oval aperture containing plaited locks of blond and brown hair overlaid with "TJ" cipher in gilt foil, further housed in an oval silk-lined red leather case. Note: Robert Field, the prominent American miniaturist and engraver, painted Thomas Jefferson (likely from life) in a small watercolor done around 1797, and in 1807 created an engraving of Jefferson after Gilbert Stuart's famous portrait. No documentation exists that shows Field painted Jefferson in miniature on ivory, but according to Field scholar Harry Piers, there does exist a miniature in oil inscribed in another hand "Jefferson. After Stuart by Robt. Field. Also engraved by R.F. Died in 1819."

      Skinner
    • Robert Field, (American, born in England c. 1769-1819), Portrait Miniature of a Gentleman. Signed with initials "RF" and dated "1798" l
      Mar. 04, 2012

      Robert Field, (American, born in England c. 1769-1819), Portrait Miniature of a Gentleman. Signed with initials "RF" and dated "1798" l

      Est: $8,000 - $12,000

      Robert Field, (American, born in England c. 1769-1819), Portrait Miniature of a Gentleman. Signed with initials "RF" and dated "1798" l.r. Watercolor on ivory, oval bust-length portrait, reportedly depicting a Philadelphia gentleman named Henry C. Mercken, 3 x 2 1/4 in., in an oval pendant case with an oval aperture on the back containing a gilt-foil monogram "HCM" placed over a plaited lock of brown hair. Provenance: From the estate of Owen Wister (1860-1938), who was born in Philadelphia and is considered the "father" of western fiction, then by family descent to the consignor.

      Skinner
    • Portrait Miniature of George Washington, Robert Field (American, born in England, c. 1769-1819), signed and dated "RF 1801" l.r. Waterc
      Feb. 15, 2009

      Portrait Miniature of George Washington, Robert Field (American, born in England, c. 1769-1819), signed and dated "RF 1801" l.r. Waterc

      Est: $150,000 - $200,000

      Portrait Miniature of George Washington, Robert Field (American, born in England, c. 1769-1819), signed and dated "RF 1801" l.r. Watercolor on ivory, c. 1801, oval bust-length portrait portraying Washington in his General's uniform, 2 3/4 x 2 1/4 in., encased in an oval gilt-brass locket, the reverse with a plaited lock of George Washington's hair overlaid with "GW" cipher in gilt foil in a small oval glass compartment, further housed in a hinged oval red leather case. Condition: Very good. Note: Robert Field, a portrait painter, miniature painter, and engraver enjoyed success in his time, but fell into relative obscurity following his early death in 1819, according to Field scholar Harry Piers. Born in England in 1769, Field spent time in Nova Scotia and throughout the American Northeast, painting important local and national figures: judges, generals, merchants, and politicians. He painted hundreds of portraits, and was one of the most highly sought after American miniaturists of his time. It is no wonder then, that in 1800 Martha Washington herself commissioned Field to paint a group of miniatures as mementoes for friends and family, meant to commemorate the revered General and President on the one-year anniversary of his death. As Piers tells us, two groups of miniatures of George Washington were produced by Field at Martha's request in late 1800, the first group showing him in civilian dress, the second as general in full uniform. While the first group is comprised of at least six distinct examples given to friends and confidants, the second, as far as is known, consists of only two (including the present lot), which went to the two eldest daughters of Eleanor Calvert Custis Stuart and her second husband David Stuart. Eleanor was the widow of Martha Washington's only son from her first marriage, to John Parke Custis. The present lot has since been passed through the family. One of Field's two miniatures of General George Washington was offered in Skinner sale #2431, on November 2, 2008, as lot 300, and sold to Yale University Art Gallery. That lot is identical in size and composition, and nearly identical in presentation to the present lot, and has similar provenance. The two miniatures descended in the same family, from their original owners to two brothers. This is the last Robert Field miniature showing Washington in uniform in private hands. An 1882 mention exists that puts Robert Field at Mount Vernon in 1798, and though the dated miniatures are all inscribed either 1800 or 1801, the chance exists, according to that author, that the appearance of Washington in the present lot is based at least in part on a life study by Field himself ("Pictures of Washington: Some Original Portraits of Our First President," New York Times, March 19, 1882). However, Piers thinks it is more likely that, for his miniatures of Washington, Field used existing originals to create a composite portrait: "one of the [Gilbert] Stuart paintings of 1795 in the Vaughan type, for the portraits in civilian dress; and for those in uniform, Field's miniature rendering of the same original was the basis for the head, while one of Walter Robertson's miniatures of 1794…was the guide for the coat and the composition as a whole" (Piers, p. 158). By contemporary accounts, the Field miniatures were hailed as more "agreeable" likenesses than the Vaughan-type Stuarts, "by improving the expression, thus freeing it from the original's fault - an unnecessarily severe countenance." (Piers, p. 160) And regarding the overall nature of the present lot, in Piers's opinion, "the uniform, clouded background, and general composition are improved renderings of one of the miniatures by Walter Robinson" (Piers, p. 166). Field framed and presented his miniatures relatively consistently. They are "tastefully mounted in plain, narrow, oval gold cases…with an immovable suspension ring… and the back of the case often contains a plaited…lock of the sitter's hair, sometimes ornamented with… a gold monogram" (Piers, 146). Provenance: The present lot was presented by Martha Washington to Ann Calvert Stuart, (also known as Nancy) the eldest of the daughters of David and Eleanor Calvert Custis Stuart (those two also being step-granddaughters of Martha Washington). Ann, having no children from her marriage to William Robinson, gave the miniature to Rosalie Eugenia Stuart Webster, her sister. Rosalie willed the miniature to her younger son Calvert Stuart Webster. Calvert died unmarried and the miniature subsequently went to his niece Rebecca Lynn Webster, then to Rebecca's niece Rosalie Stuart Magruder, and finally to Rosalie's nephew Calvert. Line of Descent: Ann Calvert Stuart, in 1801. Rosalie Eugenia Stuart Webster. Calvert Stuart Webster. Rebecca Lynn Webster. Rosalie Stuart Magruder, after 1929. Calvert, her nephew, after 1971. Literature: Piers, Harry, Robert Field: Portrait Painter in Oils, Miniature and Water-Colours and Engraver, New York, 1927, discusses this lot, which is illustrated adjacent to p. 162 as catalogue No. XC, called by Piers the "Webster Example." Note: The 'End Notes' article titled "An Icon for Yale," by Eleanor H. Gustafson, on p. 192 of the January 2009 issue of The Magazine Antiques, discusses the sister miniature sold to Yale by Skinner in November 2008.

      Skinner
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