John Brewster, Jr. (American, 1766-1854) Miniature of a Gentleman, Plus

American (New England), ca 1807. A portrait miniature on ivory of a gentleman, signed Brewster 1807 l.r. and framed, PLUS two other American portrait miniatures, one signed Williams 1818, and identified as Joseph Ruggles on verso, and one unsigned, dated May 11, 1821 to verso. One housed in a frame and one in a case; Brewster miniature 2.5 x 2 in. (sight).

The miniature by Brewster offered here is only the second known signed example by the artist.

Provenance:Ex Sumpter Priddy III Antiques, Inc.The Collection of Dr. M. Donald Hayes of Wilmington, Ohio. To be Sold Without Reserve Property from the Collection of Dr. M. Donald Hayes. To Be Sold Without Reserve


Brewster miniature with slight crack to right side. Brewster miniature case with repaired corner. The miniature signed Williams has possible losses to edges. The unsigned miniature with losses to the case.

Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium


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