Important American Furniture, Paintings, Folk Art and Decorative Arts – January 22, 2013 Auction Results

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Lot 250

250: American School,  Circa 1845 250: American School,  Circa 1845 250: American School,  Circa 1845

American School, Circa 1845

Portrait of John Breckinridge, Jr. (1797-1841)
Oil on canvas
27 x 22 5/8 inches

The Rev. John Breckinridge, Jr. was the second son of John Breckinridge (1760-1806), whose portrait is offered as lot 249.

Provenance: According to family tradition this piece descended directly through the family of John Breckinridge, Jr. (1797-1841);
Thence by descent to the present owner's late wife.

Estimate: $2,000 - $4,000

Condition Report: This work is lined, and there are some areas where paint is separating from lining. There is craquelure in subject’s face which has been fine line in-painted. This work is dirty, has in-paint in background and hair but very little in the subject's face.

Price Realized: $2,108