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Full-Length Portrait Profile of A Gentleman Wearing Colored Glasses

Full-Length Portrait Profile of A Gentleman Wearing Colored Glasses

The inscription on the reverse indicates that the subject of this watercolor is Samuel Wilkins (1783-1811) of Amherst, New Hampshire.  Wilkins was one of the victims of the Richmond (VA) Theatre fire on December 26, 1811, that killed 72 people, and was the worst urban disaster in American history at that time.

Profile in Glasses

Provenance: The Old Print Shop, New York; The Marvill Collection; Christies, New York, 19 January 2018, lot 109

~ ITEM DETAILS ~

Dimensions: 10 ¾” x 7 3/8”; 12” x 8 1/8” framed
Date / Circa: c. 1800-1811
Maker / Origin: Artist Unknown
Medium: Watercolor and pencil on paper
Miscellaneous: conserved
Price: $3,500

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