Tag Archives: Portraits

Gavels n Paddles: Gilbert Stuart portrait, $40,625, Doyle New York

Results of Recent Auctions From Around the World by Ken Hall A portrait of a gentleman by the renowned master portraitist Gilbert Stuart (Am., 1755-1828), possibly of Charles Lee of Virginia, who served as U.S. Attorney General under George Washington and John Adams, sold for $40,625 at an American Paintings, Furniture and Decorative Arts Auction […]

Gavels n Paddles: Nine portrait miniatures, $94,163, Louis J. Dianni

Gavels n Paddles: Nine portrait miniatures, $94,163, Louis J. Dianni

Results of Recent Auctions From Around the World by Ken Hall Nine oval miniature on ivory portrait paintings of prominent men and women from colonial-era America, all of them rendered by Charles Willson Peale (Md./Pa., 1741-1827), sold for a combined $94,163 at the 6th annual Palm Beach Auction, held Feb. 14-16 by Louis J. Dianni, […]

Ken's Korner: Washington portrait fails to sell at auction

Ken’s Korner: Washington portrait fails to sell at auction – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – February 2006 An iconic portrait of George Washington by Gilbert Stuart put up for sale by the New York Public Library at a November 30 sale held by Sotheby’s failed to meet the reserve bid, surprising observers who anticipated a […]

European Portrait Painting on Porcelain

European Portrait Painting on Porcelain The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – August 2005 by Frederick Glauser A portrait is an accurate portrayal of the subject’s anatomic and physiognomic features conferring recognition to the observer. Implicit in this definition is the artist’s ability to elicit the subject’s ‘inner presence’ or ‘character.’ This definition, which has […]