16 June 1999
Attributed to THOMAS YOUNG (active circa 1817-1840)
Cummings, Thomas Seir
George Washington Gladdings in blue jacket with white waistcoat, stock and collar, with brown curly hair brushed forward; together with a Gentleman in black jacket, waistcoat and stock and white collar, with blond hair brushed forward, attributed to Thomas Seir Cummings (1804-1894)
watercolor on ivory
4 x 3.7/8in. the first; 3 x 2in. the second
The first with rose gold frame, the reverse with script initials GWG on plated hair within glazed beaded oval, the second fitted with rectangular black tooled leather case with conforming oval gold-tone inner frame (2)
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A portrait and miniature artist active in Rhode Island between 1817 and 1840, Thomas Young is known to have painted likenesses of several prominent citizens of Providence.
For further information on Thomas Seir Cummings, see note to lot 138.
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