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Rare Pair of American Miniature Portrait by John S. Porter c1824


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Directory: Fine Art: Paintings: Miniatures: Pre 1837 VR: Item # 1453532

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This rare and fine pair of portrait miniatures were painted by John Porter in organic wafers. Each is signed "J.S. Porter 1824 Pinxt". The sitters are a well off husband and wife.

The condition of the miniatures is excellent, with no issues to speak of. Each is under glass, with card backing, gilt metal matting, and gilt foil edging. They are presented in a A.P. Critchlow & Co. case which still retains its original label and is also in excellent condition. Sight size of the paintings is 2 1/2" by 2 1/8", with the overall size of the closed case being 3 3/4" by 3 1/4".

BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE: Little is known about John S. Porter (fl 1822 - 1846). He worked in Boston from 1822 to 1833 and in Lowell, MA in 1834. Porter's portrait of Childe Hassam's (American impressionist) grandfather is in the Met museum and is one his earliest known works by him. He exhibited at the Boston Athenaeum in 1833.