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

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Lot 44

44: Attributed to John Brewster Jr., (1766-1854) 44: Attributed to John Brewster Jr., (1766-1854) 44: Attributed to John Brewster Jr., (1766-1854) 44: Attributed to John Brewster Jr., (1766-1854) 44: Attributed to John Brewster Jr., (1766-1854) 44: Attributed to John Brewster Jr., (1766-1854) 44: Attributed to John Brewster Jr., (1766-1854) 44: Attributed to John Brewster Jr., (1766-1854) 44: Attributed to John Brewster Jr., (1766-1854) 44: Attributed to John Brewster Jr., (1766-1854)

Attributed to John Brewster Jr., (1766-1854)

Portrait of Ruth Avery Brewster, ArtistÕs Stepmother
Oil on canvas
28 _ x 22 _ inches

The iconic portrait of Ruth Avery Brewster and her husband, the artists father, is in the collection of Old Sturbridge Village, Massachusetts.

Provenance: Previously in the collection of the Lyman Allyn Museum, New London, Connecticut, 1970;
Anne F. Moore Fine Art, New York

Literature: Listed in Harlan Lane, "A Deaf Artist in Early America: The Worlds of John Brewster Jr.",ÒA Brewster Inventory,Ó Boston: Beacon Press, 2004, p. 142.

Estimate: $5,000 - $10,000

It is an honor and pleasure for Keno Auctions to offer for sale the Collection of Dr. and Mrs. Robert Isbell. People collect for a variety of reasons; the Isbells assembled a fabulous Americana collection because of their passion for each piece. Over three decades they sought out the best examples of high quality Colonial American furniture and folk art using the criteria of quality, rarity, condition and provenance as their guide

Condition: Conservation done by Lyman Allyn Museum, January 1970.