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Lot 69 : (2) FOLK ART PORTRAITS (American, 19th c.)

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(2) FOLK ART PORTRAITS (American, 19th c.)
two women
unsigned, mixed media, collaged, matted; the first, a narrow vertical portrait on dark background of woman in dotted dress with blue scarf; 21.25 by 9.25 in. (paper), 19 by 7 in (image); the second is a translucent blue eyed girl with blue dress, cut-out to follow the shape of her head; 10 by 10 in. (paper)
Collection of Madeline Fisher and G.W. Samaha. Ex: Spooner Family, Plymouth, Massachusetts
The Spooners were a slave owning family, and some of the portraits were believed to be of their slaves. In a letter to his brother in 1776, William's son, Ebenezer (d.1718) mentions a slave, Cuff, he wants to sell for 150 pounds. A letter in 1777 from a Spooner slave, Cato, tells how he is in camp with the army eight miles from Albany during the Revolutionary War.

Estimate: $800 - $1,200
Realized: $1,100 - Excluding Buyer's Premium

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