ARTWORK

Rare, 18th C. N.E. watercolor portrait of a seated lady in a blue dress. The young woman wears a 
mid 18th C. dress with elongated bodice, terminating in a low V, set into a skirt of folds, suggesting a domed hoop underneath. Her upright posture is typical of the period from wearing long waisted stays or corset. Her hair is in a mid 18th C. small lace cap. In verso is a delicate drawing 
by the artist of this woman showing through a cut aperture in the pit sawn backboard. The frame measures 10 1/4" x 8 1/2"
Late 17th or 18th Century European carved saint, made of wood, which was gessoed and finely painted with exquisite detail. The eyes were made of glass, probably Italian origin. SOLD
Early 19th C. double portrait silhouettes, hollow cut with watercolor. The woman wearing her head cap, holding her book or perhaps a fragment mirror. The period frame measures 8 1/4" wide by 6" deep. 
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18th C. oil on canvas, portrait of 
Mary Byvanck, born in New York 
City in April, 1772. The portrait was painted at six or seven years of age, shortly after General George Washington toasted her in front of 
his officers at her parents' home in 
New Jersey after the Kips Bay retreat. Although unsigned, the portrait was possibly paint by a member of the Peale family. The frame appears original to the painting, 37 1/2" h. by 32 1/2" w.
A charming late 19th Century, American oil painting on board of a distressed sailing ship being assisted by a tug boat in a storm. From the private collection of a former American antiques dealer.