Sale IT149 Lot 1038
AMERICAN SCHOOL probably VIRGINIA (EARLY 19TH CENTURY)
PAIR OF PORTRAITS OF THE MOORE-ROBINSON FAMILY, CIRCA 1805-1808
Oil on tulip poplar panel: both 11 1/2 x 9 1/2 in.
Framed with original frames; verso Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts labels (2)
According to MESDA the sitters are from the Moore-Robinson Family "Probably of "Chelsea," on the Mattaponi River in Virginia."
A number of artists passed through the Virginia area at this time. Notably:
Francis Cezeron (American, 1747-1828) passed through Virginia for a short time. He is known for his small-scale paintings.
Cephas Thompson (1775-1856 ) painted in the south during the period of these paintings. He is known for larger-scale paintings, but we do know of a handful of small scale paintings by him.
Philippe Peticolas (Virginia, 1760-1841) or Edward Peticolas, (Virginia, 1793-circa 1853)
Provenance: Historic Chelsea Estate, 1709, King William County, Virginia
Sold for $11,000.00