• Important American Furniture,  auction at Christies

    Sale 2287

    Important American Furniture, Folk Art, Silver & Chinese Export

    21 - 25 January 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 102

    ATTRIBUTED TO BETSY CHAMPLAIN (ACTIVE C. 1825)

    A Profile Portrait Miniature

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    ATTRIBUTED TO BETSY CHAMPLAIN (ACTIVE C. 1825)
    A Profile Portrait Miniature
    watercolor on ivory
    2 in. high


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    Elizabeth (Betsy) Way Champlain, of New London Connecticut, maintained correspondence for many years with her sister, miniaturist Mary Way, and her daughter, miniaturist Elizabeth Champlain. The three women often referred to themselves as: "The Sisters of the Brush". For more information on this family of miniaturists, see MacMullen, Ramsay, Sisters of the Brush: Their Family, Art, life and Letters 1797-1833, (New Haven, 1997). Betsey Champlain's rare works can be found in the collections of the Wadsworth Atheneum and the Yale University gallery.

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    Prospective purchasers are advised that several countries prohibit the importation of property containing materials from endangered species, including but not limited to coral, ivory and tortoiseshell. Accordingly, prospective purchasers should familiarize themselves with relevant customs regulations prior to bidding if they intend to import this lot into another country.


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