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William Matthew Prior (1806 - 1873)

Lot 17: William Matthew Prior (Maine, Maryland, and Massachusetts, 1806-1873)

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November 7, 2004
Boston, MA, US

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Portrait of a Boy with Rattle, 1840s. Signed in chalk on the backboard "Prior." Oil on academy board; the young curly-haired, smiling child wears a lavender dress with dots and holds a gray rattle, 13 1/2 x 9 1/2 in. (sight), in a wood with parcel-gilt frame. Condition: Good, backboard missing parts.

Note: The backboard reads,"GWS- 35" in pencil.

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