16 June 1999
SIEGFRIED HIRSH (active circa 1851-1860)
A young Gentleman in black jacket, waistcoat and stock with white collar and black hair holding a young child in yellow dress
signed m.r., S.Hirsh and dated 1850
watercolor on ivory, ivory cracked
4.3/8 x 3in.
oval molded rectangular wood frame
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Siegfried Hirsh worked as a portrait and miniature painter in New York City from 1851 to 1855 and again from 1857 to 1860. Between his years in New York, Hirsh painted portraits and miniatures in Charleston, South Carolina. (See G and W, p. 319).
Specialist Joy McCall answers key questions for collectors of the glassmaker’s exquisite pieces. Illustrated with lots offered in the Lalique sale on 15 May
Offered in May, a 1916 canvas that was included in every major survey of Malevich’s Suprematist works during his lifetime, and which revolutionised modern art