9 - 10 February 2009,
New York, Rockefeller Plaza
Price Realised USD 1,625
Attributed to Thomas Sully (American, 1783-1872)
Portrait of Robert Maskell Patterson, President of the Musical Fund Society of Philadelphia
with inscription (on the relined reverse)
oil on canvas
30 x 25 in. (76.2 x 63.5 cm.)
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The inscription on the reverse of the relined canvas is most likely a transcript of an inscription by the artist, indentifying the sitter and indicating that the present lot is a posthumous portrait painted in 1866, after a portrait by S.J. De Bois.
This lot is offered without reserve.
PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF SIR JOHN R. H. AND LADY THOURON, REMOVED FROM HISTORIC DOE RUN FARM, A DU PONT LEGACY