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Sale IT150 Lot 2000

CHARLES BALTHAZAR JULIEN FEVRET DE SAINT-MEMIN (FRENCH, 1770-1852)
EDMUND ROOTES and MARY ANN WALKER BELL
Black and white chalk and pink wash on paper: 21 1/2 x 15 1/2 in. (sight)
Framed; MARY ANN WALKER BELL; Black and white chalk on paper: 21 1/2 x 15 1/2 in. (sight); verso: will of Mary Bell Perkins; verso Stamp: From /Smith and Holben ...

Note:
"Born at Kingston, Dinwiddie County, Virginia, Mary Ann Walker was a great beauty, an accomplished Botanist, and a Greek and Latin Scholar. She was married three times, to John Bell (q.v.), Edmund Rootes (q.v.) and to her cousin, Dr. Robert Bolling Starke. During her first marriage, she designed Bellville, the Richmond mansion where the couple lived until its sale. An acquaintance and admirer of Aaron Burr, Mrs. Bell declaring that such a great man should not have to eat prison food, provided meals for the former Vice President during his imprisonment for treason in Richmond... Rootes, Lawyer and recorder of Richmond was the second husband of Mary Ann Walker Bell (q.v.)." (Miles, Ellen G. 'Saint-Memin and the Neoclassical portrait in America', Washington D.C., National Portrait Gallery, 1994)


Literature: Miles, Ellen G. Saint-Memin and the Neoclassical portrait in America, Washington DC, National Portrait Gallery, 1994
Mary Ann Walker Bell - 54
Edmund Wilcox Rootes - 714
Estimate $20,000-30,000

Sold for $20,000.00


 
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