Lot 95: ROBERT FIELD, British (1769-1829), The Meredith-Moreau-Pratt Miniature of President George Washington, 1801, watercolor, signed R.F....
27 October 2016
Milford, CT, USALive Auction
The Meredith-Moreau-Pratt Miniature of President George Washington, 1801
watercolor, signed R.F. lower left and dated "1801".
3 3/8 inches x 2 9/16 inches
Provenance: Thomas Meredith, son of General Samuel Meredith (1740-1817), first Treasurer of the United States, 1801; To his son Samuel R. Meredith, 1853;
Charles C. Moreau, New York, 1858; To his son, C.L. Moreau; Herbert L. Pratt; Private Collection.
Literature: Piers, Harry. ''Robert Field: Portrait Painter in Oils, Miniature and Water-Colours and Engraver.'' New York: F.F. Sherman, 1927, cat. no. 88, p. 165.; Hart, Charles H. ''Historical Descriptive and Critical Catalogue of the Works of American Artists in Collection of Herbert L. Pratt.'' New York, 1917, cat. no. 75, p. 134.; Wehle, Harry B, and Theodore Bolton. ''American Miniatures, 1730-1850: One Hundred and Seventy-Three Portraits.'' Garden City, N.Y: Garden City Publishing Co., Inc, 1937, pp. xvii, 33, illus. pl. XVIII.; Bolton, Theodore. ''Early American Portrait Painters in Miniature.'' New York: F.F. Sherman, 1921, p. 52.; Johnston, Elizabeth B. ''Original Portraits of Washington,'' Boston: Osgood and Company, 1882, pp. 110, 115-116, pl. XVI illus.; Johnson, Dale T. ''American Portrait Miniatures in the Manney Collection.'' New York: Metropolitan Museum, 1990, p. 117 (discussed).
Other Notes: In a copper frame, with blue foil decoration on the reverse.
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Canvas: Not Applicable
Condition: Excellent/Very Good
Comments: A few small spots commensurate with age
High resolution photograph available on request.
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