Elkanah Tisdale Portrait Miniatures

Roll over for video transcriptThese classically and finely painted portrait miniatures are a historically significant as well as delightful September highlight.  The paintings measure approximately 2 3/4 inches in height and are held in a custom case measuring approximately 4 by 3 1/2 inches.  The beautifully restored paintings reflecting Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Watkinson are attributed to celebrated late 18th to 19th century artist Elkanah Tisdale.  Tisdale was regarded as one of the finest American engravers, miniature painters and cartoonists of his time.  This exceptionally executed pair will be sold as lot 651 at an auction estimate of $4,000-6,000. Now is your opportunty to buy Elkanah Tisdale Portrait Miniatures at auction!
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Pair of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Watkinson Portrait Miniatures, Attributed to Elkanah Tisdale
{Dimensions of case 4 x 3 1/2 inches; height of portraits 2 3/4 inches}
[Restoration and inpainting to female]
Elkanah Tisdale worked as a miniaturist between approximately 1800-1820, in both New York and Boston. He was also an accomplished cartoonist, most famously known for his creation of the "Gerry-mander" political animal cartoon, which successfully nationalized the now widely used political term.
Estimate: $4,000/6,000

September Estate Auction
Sunday, September 7, 2014, 10am
Main Gallery, 2751 Todd Street, Alameda, CA
Driving Directions
Preview:
Friday, September 5, 12pm - 5pm
Saturday, September 6, 10am - 5pm
Day of sale, beginning at 9am
& by appointment
Inquiries:
Decorative Arts
Elizabeth Dalton
(510) 740-0220 x 127
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