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Lot 70 : (2) FOLK ART PORTRAITS (American, 19th c.)

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(2) FOLK ART PORTRAITS (American, 19th c.)
each of a gentleman
unsigned, mixed media, collaged, matted; the first a bearded man with hat titled along upper left edge
SHORT ARM ; 17 by 11 in. (paper), 13.5 by 8.25 in (image); the second, a man in checkered cloak, written in pencil on verso matte board James Spooner/Merchant Plymouth Mass. The image appears to have been painted on an old ledger page- faintly visible through the back; 14.5 by 12 in. (paper); 12 by 9 in. (image)
Collection of G.W. Samaha and Madeleine Fisher. Ex: Spooner Family, Plymouth, Massachusetts
Research by Madeline Fisher: 'Short Arm' is possibly one of several slaves owned by the Spooner family.

Estimate: $800 - $1,200
Realized: $550 - Excluding Buyer's Premium

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