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Oliver Frazer Sold at Auction Prices

b. 1808 - d. 1864

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        Jun. 22, 2024


        Est: $500 - $800

        OLIVER FRAZER (KENTUCKY, 1808-1864) ATTRIBUTED PORTRAIT OF WILLIE HOOD (1845-1863), oil on canvas, bust-length depiction of young Willie in a black suit, his black hair curled at his ears, no signature located. Housed in its original gilt and gesso frame. Circa 1863. 29" x 24" sight, 40" x 34 1/2" sight. Literature: Pennington - Lessons in Likeness: Portrait Painters in Kentucky and the Ohio River Valley. Catalogue Note: Willie Hood was accidentally shot and killed by one of his schoolmates at St. Mary's College, near Lebanon, KY, on January 8, 1863. He is buried at the Ryder Cemetery in Lebanon, Marion Co., KY. According to the consignor, Frazer completed this portrait shortly after Willie's death. His parents and sister never took it out of the crate. His sister, Florie, died without issue in 1915. The portrait was purchased at her estate sale by Mrs. J. LaMotte Spalding, my great-uncle's wife. Oliver Frazer (1808-1864) was born in Fayette County, Kentucky. Familiar with the work of Matthew Harris Jouett and Thomas Sully, Frazer also studied in Paris with Antoine-Jean Gros in 1834. While there, he met Thomas Couture and G. P. A. Healy. Upon his return to Lexington in 1838, he opened a studio and quickly became a recognized portraitist in the area, especially known for his portraits of Henry Clay's family. He also married Matthew Harris Joust's niece, Martha Bell Mitchell. research is ongoing.

        Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates
      • Oliver Frazer Attr. ''Civil War Soldier Portrait'' Oil
        Dec. 16, 2021

        Oliver Frazer Attr. ''Civil War Soldier Portrait'' Oil

        Est: $1,000 - $2,000

        Attributed to Oliver Frazer (1808-1864 American) ''Portrait of Thomas Oliver Anderson'' Oil on Canvas 26''x22'' Image. A scarce Civil War era portrait with sitter identified as Thomas Oliver Anderson (1827-1848) of Louisville, Kentucky. Unsigned, though there may be a signature in red to the right lower corner. It is identified in an appraisal (photo included). Appraisal notes that this was painted at a military institute near Frankfort, Kentucky. Gilt framing 33''x29''. Old professional repair upper right of hair. Slight 1'' indentation near upper right edge.

        MBA Seattle Auction LLC
      • Oliver Frazer (American/Kentucky, 1808-1864), "Diana and Actaeon"
        May. 31, 2020

        Oliver Frazer (American/Kentucky, 1808-1864), "Diana and Actaeon"

        Est: $1,000 - $1,500

        Oliver Frazer (American/Kentucky, 1808-1864) "Diana and Actaeon", after Rembrandt van Rijn oil on canvas unsigned, exhibition label on stretcher. Presented in a period gilt frame. 44-1/2" x 39-3/8", framed 54-3/4" x 49" Provenance: Neal Auction Company, New Orleans, Louisiana, October 1, 1994, lot 559. Exhibited: The Kentucky Painter: From the Frontier Era to the Great War. January 25-March 15, 1981, University of Kentucky Art Museum, Kentucky.

        New Orleans Auction Galleries
      • OLIVER FRAZER (FRAZIER) (American, 1808-1964) FAMILY PORTRAIT.
        Aug. 27, 2009

        OLIVER FRAZER (FRAZIER) (American, 1808-1964) FAMILY PORTRAIT.

        Est: $2,000 - $4,000

        Fine unframed oil on canvas round portrait of a young mother seated on a red sofa holding a book in one hand, the other arm resting on the shoulders of her young daughter while the other younger daughter clings to her neck. The backdrop is a classical marble column with colorful landscape. The mother wears a gold pocketwatch on chain, a bracelet and gold ring. The older daughter wears a necklace and white dress. The canvas is stretched in a rectangle and was once framed with a round matte. Unsigned front but signed on back of canvas. A wonderful rendered portrait by this Kentucky artist. SIZE: 14-1/2" x 12-1/4". CONDITION: Craquelure with inpainting, very good. 9-96320

        James D. Julia
      • [ Americana ]
        Aug. 03, 2008

        [ Americana ]

        Est: $1,000 - $2,000

        OLIVER FRAZER (KENTUCKY 1808-1864). SELF-PORTRAIT. Oil on artist board, 29.5 ; x 24 inches. Note on the back reads Oliver Frazer / Painted by himself / Loaned by / O. F. Read / Lexington, KY.

        Bourgeault-Horan Antiquarians
      • [ Americana ]
        Aug. 03, 2008

        [ Americana ]

        Est: $2,000 - $3,000

        OLIVER FRAZER (KENTUCKY 1808-1864). A MOTHER AND TWO CHILDREN. Oil on board, 26.5 ; x 21 2/4 inches. Signed Frazer l.r.

        Bourgeault-Horan Antiquarians
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