Brunk Auctions Highlights Charles Willson Peale’s Miniature Portrait of George WashingtonMar 26, 2022 09:00 EDT
Known for his artistic works during the American Revolutionary War era, Charles Willson Peale’s (1741 – 1827) most notable work was Sitting of 1779. This full-length portrait of General George Washington at Princeton can be found at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. The positive response to the commissioned painting meant Peale had as many orders for replicas as he could make. One of these miniature replicas is being offered by Brunk Auctions in an upcoming sale. The miniature watercolor is pinned to the silk lining of a leather case. On the opposite side of the case is a one-inch locket of hair, presumably George Washington’s hair. Peale’s studio desk and its assorted contents are also included with this lot.
A Jean Louis Ernest Meissonier painting of the Van der Velde brothers, a United States of America map by William Faden, a Cartier turquoise and diamond brooch with matching ear clips, and a U.S. Springfield Model 1873 rifle are also among the items highlighted in the upcoming auction. Visit Bidsquare for the complete catalog and to view more online auctions.
# of Lots:428
Price Range:$300 - $500,000
Interesting lots include:
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|Charles Willson Peale|| Estimate: |
|Jean Louis Ernest Meissonier|| Estimate: |
|Important Revolutionary War Era Powder Horn|| Estimate: |
|Cartier 18kt. Turquoise & Diamond Brooch with Earclips|| Estimate: |
|Faden - United States of North America, Map|| Estimate: |
|U.S. Springfield Model 1873 Rifle|| Estimate: |