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    Sale 2030

    Important American Furniture, Folk Art, Maritime Art and Prints

    25 September 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 12

    ISAAC SHEFFIELD (1807-1845), 1820-1840

    Two Portraits: Captain Joseph Taylor and Catherine Fullington

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    ISAAC SHEFFIELD (1807-1845), 1820-1840
    Two Portraits: Captain Joseph Taylor and Catherine Fullington
    inscriptions to each portrait on verso Capt. Joseph Taylor his portrait Killed by Indians in Texas and Portrait of Catherine Fullington at 18 yrs (Mrs. John Craw) Born July 17, 1817 - died Dec. 7, 1909 daughter of Rebecca Dudley Davis and Nathaniel Fullington G.g.g. granddaughter of Gov. Jos. Dudley
    oil on canvas
    27 x 22 in. (2)


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    Isaac Sheffield was an itinerant painter who was born in Guilford, Connecticut. He traveled throughout Connecticut in the 1830s and 1840s, settling in New London in 1838. He is known for his portraits of sea captains and his expressive renderings of facial features and eyes.

    According to the inscriptions on the verso of the portrait of Catherine Fullington, she was a great-great-great-granddaughter of Joseph Dudley and a daughter of Rebecca Dudley Davis. Joseph Dudley (1647-1720) was a colonial governor of Massachusetts from 1702 to 1715. Born in Roxbury, Massachusetts, he was the son of the second governor of Massachusetts, Thomas Dudley.

    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A LONG ISLAND ESTATE