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Figure painter, Porträtmaler, Landscape painter, Painter, b. 1823 - d. 1889

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    • Attributed to William McMaster (1823-1889): Eruption of Vesuvius
      Nov. 08, 2023

      Attributed to William McMaster (1823-1889): Eruption of Vesuvius

      Est: $400 - $800

      Oil on board, unsigned, with label from Stubbs Books & Prints, Inc., NY. 6 1/8 x 9 3/8 in., 9 3/4 x 13 in. (frame).  Property from the Collection of Niall Smith

      STAIR
    • William E. McMaster (American, 1823 - 1889)
      Oct. 04, 2023

      William E. McMaster (American, 1823 - 1889)

      Est: $1,500 - $2,500

      William E. McMaster (American, 1823 - 1889) Pair of Portraits: Joseph and Mary Cordelia Emerson oil on canvas signed and dated to verso Wm. E. McMaster / artist / New York / Sept. 1852 36 x 25 1/2 inches (larger). Property from the Collection of Vijay and Barbara Seth, Grafton, Wisconsin Joseph Emerson was born on May 28, 1821, in Norfolk, Connecticut to the Reverend Ralph and Eliza Emerson. He attended Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts before matriculating at Yale University, from where he graduated in 1841. Emerson received an appointment as Professor of Ancient Languages at Beloit College, Beloit, Wisconsin in 1848, where he also served as a librarian. He married Mary Cordelia North (1825-1879) on September 1, 1852. The couple had three children, including daughter Clara (1870-1942). Emerson traveled extensively throughout Europe, Palestine, and Egypt during the 1870s before the death of Mary Cordelia. In 1884, he wed Helen Frances Brace (1838-1920) of Evanston, Illinois, formerly a teacher at Wellesley College. After a second stint abroad, Emerson retired from teaching, dividing his time between Evanston and Beloit, where he worked to cultivate the Art Department at Beloit College following a large bequest made by Helen Emerson. He was granted the degrees of D.D. by Yale in 1880 and LL.D. from Beloit in 1897 before his death on August 4, 1900. Provenance: Joseph (1821-1900) and Mary Cordelia North Emerson (1825-1879), Beloit, Wisconsin; by descent to Joseph's second wife, Mrs. Helen Brace Emerson (1838-1920), Beloit, Wisconsin; by descent to Joseph and Mary Cordelia's daughter, Clara Elizabeth Emerson (1870-1942), Beloit, Wisconsin; later acquired by the present owner.

      Hindman
    • William E. McMaster (New York 1823-1889)
      Jan. 01, 2016

      William E. McMaster (New York 1823-1889)

      Est: $300 - $500

      William E. McMaster (New York 1823-1889), oil on panel, estate scene with gentleman in top hat. Marked verso "By Wm. E. McMaster Sept. 8/1847". Sight 11" x 13". Property of a Pawling New York Collector.

      Copake Auction Inc.
    • WILLIAM E. MCMASTER (AMERICAN, 1823-1860) POTRAIT OF MR. HEWLITT OF LONG ISLAND (N.Y.) Oil on canvas: 34 x 27 in.
      Sep. 29, 2012

      WILLIAM E. MCMASTER (AMERICAN, 1823-1860) POTRAIT OF MR. HEWLITT OF LONG ISLAND (N.Y.) Oil on canvas: 34 x 27 in.

      Est: $1,500 - $2,500

      WILLIAM E. MCMASTER (AMERICAN, 1823-1860) POTRAIT OF MR. HEWLITT OF LONG ISLAND (N.Y.) Oil on canvas: 34 x 27 in. Framed; signed and dated on back of canvas; E. McMaster, March 1845

      Potomack Company
    • Life Portrait of President Buchanan by William McMaster (1823-1889)
      Mar. 15, 2008

      Life Portrait of President Buchanan by William McMaster (1823-1889)

      Est: $10,000 - $15,000

      New York ca mid 1850s oil on canvas unsigned in original gilt and gesso frame 36" x 29.25" Versions of this portrait by McMaster reside at Wheatland, Buchanan's estate in Lancaster, Pa., as well as at the White House. This portrait was one of at least two versions purportedly taken from life during the course of three weekends in New York, and was, according to family tradition, sent to the "Empire Club" of New York. This club was a powerful Democratic organization whose purpose was to install its candidates in office. William McMaster was also known to have executed a portrait of Calhoun in 1860.

      Cowan's Auctions
    • William E. McMaster
      Apr. 27, 2004

      William E. McMaster

      Est: $300 - $500

      American, b.1823 PORTRAIT OF A GENTLEMAN Inscribed on the reverse Wm.E. McMaster/artist NY/Oct. 5, 1853 on the reverse Oil on canvas 29 7/8 x 24 7/8 inches

      Doyle New York
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