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Joshua Johnston (1765 - 1830)

Lot 226: Joshua Johnson (1765-1830)

Christie's

January 24, 2014
New York, NY, US

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Description

Joshua Johnson (1765-1830) A Baltimore Shipowner and His Wife; a Pair of Portraits oil on canvas 19¾ x 15½ in. (2)

Exhibited

The Bronx, New York, The Bronx Museum; Los Angeles, Afro-American Museum; Hartford, Connecticut, The Wadsworth Atheneum, Hidden Heritage: Afro-American Art, 1800-1950, 14 January - 31 August, 1986. Baltimore, Maryland, Maryland Historical Society; Williamsburg, Virginia, The Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Art Center; New York, The Whitney Museum of American Art; Stamford, Connecticut, The Whitney Museum of American Art, Branch; Joshua Johnson: Freeman and Early American Portrait Painter, 26 September 1987 - 9 November 1988.

Literature

David C. Driskell, Hidden Heritage: Afro-American Art, 1800-1950 (San Francisco, 1985), pp. 16, 18, figs. 3,4. Carolyn J. Weekley and Stiles Tuttle Colwill, Joshua Johnson: Freeman and Early American Portrait Painter (Baltimore, 1987), pp. 129-130, figs. 33-34.

Provenance

Senator Theodore Francis Green (1867-1966), Providence, Rhode Island Martha H. Theuer Sold, Weschler's and Son, Washington, D.C., 1974

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