NOAH NORTH (1809-1880)
NOAH NORTH (1809-1880)
NOAH NORTH (1809-1880)
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NOAH NORTH (1809-1880)

ADAH CROWELL SALISBURY AND MARTHA SOPHRONIA RICH

Details
NOAH NORTH (1809-1880)
ADAH CROWELL SALISBURY AND MARTHA SOPHRONIA RICH
oil on canvas
33 x 29 1/4 in.
Painted circa 1841
Provenance
American Folk Art Gallery, New York, 1968
Edith Gregor Halpert, New York
Terry Ditenfass, New York
Sotheby's, New York, 14 November 1973, lot 36
Literature
Nancy C. Muller and Jacquelyn Oak, “Noah North (1809-1880),” The Magazine Antiques (November, 1977), p. 945, fig. 7.
Exhibited
New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, American Folk Art in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2 March 1999-2 January 2000.
New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, long-term loan, until 2022.

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Lot Essay

A precise and solemn depiction, this portrait exhibits key details that are often associated with Noah North’s painting style such as sharply delineated facial features, long, narrow fingers with blunt nails and very detailed lace and fabric. Portraying Adah Crowell Salisbury (1762-1850) and Martha Sophronia Rich (b. 1836) of Western (now Westernville), New York the present work is thought to have been painted around 1841 when North returned to Darien, New York from Ohio and married his neighbor Ann C. Williams. For further information on North see Nancy C. Muller and Jacquelyn Oak, “Noah North (1809-1880),” The Magazine Antiques (November 1977), p. 939-945.

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