John Faed, R.S.A.* (1820-1902)

Portrait of George Washington taking the Salute at Trenton

Lot 120 / Sale 8584
portrait of george washington taking the salute at trenton

Price Realized $662,500
Sales totals are hammer price plus buyer’s premium and do not reflect costs, financing fees or application of buyer’s or seller’s credits.

Estimate
    $40,000 - $60,000

Sale Information Sale 8584
Important Old Master Paintings
31 January 1997
New York, Park Avenue

Lot Description John Faed, R.S.A.* (1820-1902)
Portrait of George Washington taking the Salute at Trenton
oil on canvas
56 x 41.5in. (142 x 105.5cm.)

Pre-Lot Text THE PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE COLLECTOR

Provenance Commissioned by Andrew Carnegie, Skibo Castle, Scotland.
Anon. Sale, Sotheby's, New York, April 11, 1984, lot 55 ($43,000).

Literature Possibly G.A. Eisen, Portraits of Washington, 1932, II, p. 554.

Lot Notes The present work is an autograph version, with many pentiments, of the painting in the collection of Saint Mary's Art Guild, Detroit. According to McKerrow (Mary McKerrow, The Faeds, A Biography, 1981, p. 34) the original painting, which was painted in 1856, was bought by the publisher James Keith of Princes Street, Edinburgh for £200. The composition was engraved by William Hall.

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