Monday, October 31, 2011

Help needed. Paintings are being identified.

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In July of the past summer, I posted these paintings, looking for help in identifying the artists and the subjects. So far, several of you have written, and I am thankful for your help.

Pollard Limner. Catherine Adams c 1719


This painting is attributed to Winthrop Chandler New England Woman c 1775 The Fenimore Art Museum in New York states, "These portraits are the only known works by Winthrop Chandler executed in pastels. With the exception of a possible portrait painting apprenticeship in Boston and about five years in Worcester, Chandler lived his entire life in Chandler Hill, Connecticut. Since Chandler did not sign any of his known works, all attributions are based on documentary evidence that relates the artist to the painting through family tradition or stylistic similarities. The subjects' piercing eyes, tightly pursed lips, beetling brows, and strongly modeled faces are characteristic features of Chandler's work." 

Just got one identified!!!! Catherine Clinton 1755-1807 (Mrs Isaac Heston) Attributed to her husband, Isaac Heston (1726-1824) Blockley Twp., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Portrait of Catherine Heston (Mrs. Isaac Heston) painted c. 1774 in Philadelphia, by her husband, appeared in the 2006-07 catalog of Peter Eaton & Joan Brownstein of Newbury, MA. The couple was married in 1774 in Philadelphia, PA, and had 7 children.

Unknown Artist. Jannetje Vrelandt Drummond of New Jersey, 1776