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Lot 96: WALTER ROBERTSON, Irish (active in America, 1793-1796), Portrait of Martha Washington, watercolor, unsigned., 2 3/8 x 1 7/8 inches

American and European Fine Art Sale

by Shannon's

27 October 2016

Milford, CT, USA

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  • WALTER ROBERTSON, Irish (active in America, 1793-1796), Portrait of Martha Washington, watercolor, unsigned., 2 3/8 x 1 7/8 inches
  • WALTER ROBERTSON, Irish (active in America, 1793-1796), Portrait of Martha Washington, watercolor, unsigned., 2 3/8 x 1 7/8 inches
  • WALTER ROBERTSON, Irish (active in America, 1793-1796), Portrait of Martha Washington, watercolor, unsigned., 2 3/8 x 1 7/8 inches
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Description: WALTER ROBERTSON
Irish (active in America, 1793-1796)
Portrait of Martha Washington
watercolor, unsigned.
2 3/8 x 1 7/8 inches

Provenance: Herbert L. Pratt; Private Collection.

Exhibitions: ''An Exhibition of Miniatures Painted in America, 1720-1850,'' Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Mar. 14 – Apr. 24, 1927.



Literature: 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. 51, p. 108-109.; Bolton, Theodore. ''Early American Portrait Painters in Miniature.'' New York: F.F. Sherman, 1921, pp. 46-47.; 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. xvi, 30-32, illus. color pl. XV.; ''Catalogue of an Exhibition of Portrait Miniatures Painted in America, 1720-1850,'' (New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1927), 46-47 illus.


Other Notes: In a copper frame with enamel with movable ring. Plaited hair on the reverse.

Click to read the accompanying essay for this lot.

Tags: Americana

Condition Report: Canvas: Not Applicable
Condition: Excellent
Restoration: None
Frame: Original
Comments: A few small spots commensurate with age
High resolution photograph available upon request.


In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Shannon's is merely a subjective qualified opinion. Frames on all paintings are sold "As Is". Frames may need some conservation.

NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE

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