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).
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