24 January 2014
American School, 19th Century
Portrait of Brigadier-General Joseph McMasters (1797-1861)
oil on canvas
35½ x 27½ in.
Descended in the family of the sitter
Peter Tillou, Litchfield, Connecticut
Sold, Sotheby's, New York, 26 October 1985, lot 61
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Brigadier-General Joseph McMasters (1797-1861) commanded the Second Brigade, 15th Division of the Pennsylvania Militia. The counties of Clarion, Armstrong, Indiana and Jefferson were under his command between 1833 and 1844.
Please note this lot should read American School, 19th Century and not 18th Century.
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