18 - 19 January 2002
JACOB MAENTEL (1763-1863)*
A Pair of Portraits: Catherine Illig Waechter and her son, Jonathan
Each portrait inscribed below in German [trans.], Catherine Waechter, Born the 14th January 1774 in Cocallico [sic] Township Lancaster County in the State of Pennsylvania North America, done in the year 1833; Jonathan Illig, Born the 26th October 1805, in Heidelberg Township Lebanon County in the State of Pennsylvania in North America, done in the Year 1833.
watercolor and ink on paper
10¾x8¾in. (sight) each (2)
Harry Hartmann, Marietta, Pennsylvania, 1967.
Sotheby's New York, Important American Furniture: The Collection of Abram R. and Blanche M. Harpending, 1 February 1985, lot 583.
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The verso of each is inscribed in pencil respectively, Catherine Illig Waechter Born Jan. 14, 1774 Died Jan. 29, 1855 and Jonathan Illig Born Oct. 26, 1805 Died Nov. 18, 1862.
The library of the novelist included a translation by a brilliant young mathematician that foresaw the age of computing
Offered in the ONE sale on 10 July in New York, Annie epitomises the genre that made the artist one of the most celebrated of his generation