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Joshua Johnston (1765 - 1830)

Lot 188: J Johnston Folk Portrait SFB Morse Artist w/ Palette

East Coast Fine Arts

September 18, 2016
Port St Lucie, FL, US

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Description

Art,Painting,Oil On Canvas,J Johnston Folk Portrait SFB Morse Artist w/ Palette,A fine and early American portrait painting of an artist with palette in hand. The work is signed on the palette "Painted by Johnston". This most likely can be attributed to Joshua Johnston, the well listed American portrait and genre painter. The sitter is most likely to be Samuel Finley Breese Morse, noted artist and inventor. The man is wearing a piece of gold and pearl jewelry with the initials SBM in the center. ,,36 3/4H_30W

Dimensions

36 3/4H_30W

Artist or Maker

Johnston, Joshua ?

Medium

Oil On Canvas

Date

1807

Condition Report

Painting has been relined to stabilize canvas. Does have some visible crackle mostly in face of subject. Blacklight reveals some minor inpainting mostly at left side of sitter's arm. Overall it is well restored and could be framed and enjoyed as is.

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