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Anson Dickinson (1779-1852)*
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Anson Dickinson (1779-1852)*

A Pair of Portraits of Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Ferris (Anna Maria Schieffelin Ferris), c. 1808

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Anson Dickinson (1779-1852)*
A Pair of Portraits of Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Ferris (Anna Maria Schieffelin Ferris), c. 1808
together with American School, early 19th century, Portrait of Mrs. Jacob Schieffelin (Hannah Lawrence Schieffelin)
watercolor on ivory
53/8x43/8 each; 4¾x4¼in. the third
each in rectangular ebonized frame, the first two with rose-gold acorn-molded hanging mount and metal bezel, the third in a similar cove-molded frame

the first two each labelled on verso, the first, Benjamin Ferris (1771-1832), Painted when he was Sheriff of New York County, by A. Dickinson, 1808-1810; the second, A.M. Schiefffeling Ferris, 1808 (1816)-Painted by Dickinson and Miniature of Mrs. Benjaminn Ferris; Anna Maria, daughter of Mrs. Jacob Schieffelin. Loan Exhibition 1894; the third labelled on verso, Miniature of Mrs. Jacob Shieffelin (Hannah Lawrence). Loan Exhibition 1894 and Hannah Lawrence Schieffelin, 1810, New York (3)
Literature
Mary Helen Kidder, List of Miniatures Painted by Anson Dickinson (1801-1851) (Hartford, 1937), p. 11, Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Ferris.
Exhibited
New York City, National Academy of Design, Portrait of Women: Loan Exhibition, 1 November-1 December 1894, nos. 604 and 605; Hannah Lawrence Schieffelin and Anna Maria Schieffelin Ferris.
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Lot Essay

One of the most important American miniaturists, Anson Dickinson worked predominantly in New York City, as well as Connecticut and in the major Atlantic coast port cities from Charleston to Quebec. For further information, see Groce and Wallace, The New-York Historical Society's Dictionary of Artists in America, 1564-1860179.
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