Sunday, April 21, 2013

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Attributed to William Matthew Prior (1806-1873): Durfee brothers Portraits

James Durfee, Jr. and Horatio Nelson Durfee were two of six children born to James Durfee (1803-1889) a New Bedford, Massachusetts blacksmith, and his first wife Mary Allen (1798-1842). On March 23, 1843, James Durfee, Sr. married Julia Vinal (1822-1855) and the couple had two daughters, Mary Walker Durfee, born January 31, 1847, and Ellen Wade Durfee, born April 16, 1849.

Jean-Baptiste-Camille
Corot (1796-1875) - Le repos dans la prairie

Literature: A. Robaut, L'oeuvre de Corot, catalogue raisonné et illustré, Paris, 1965, vol. III, pp. 208-09, no. 1859.
Provenance: M. Détrimont, Paris,
in 1866 M. Martin, Paris M. le Comte Doria, purchased from the above in 1868 Young Sale, Christie’s London, 1 July 1910, lot 228 with M. Knoedler & Co., New York, 1911
Volute Krater by the Niobid Painter
Paul Pletka, American
While the Ravens ...
Articulated Figure
African American
Jean B. Camille Corot
Marecages boisee ...
Marble Lokapala
China, Tang Dynasty
Chinese Earth Spirits
Tang Dynasty
Framed Trousers
China, Zhou Dynasty
Mosasaur Prognathodon
Length 23 feet
Schtockschnitzler Simmons
Egyptian Harpocrates
Bronze, 1st-2nd C.
Egyptian Shabti
c. 26th Dynasty
Bentwood Box
Tlingit, American
Winston Churchill
First English Editions
Carrie M. Barnitz (?)
Dauphin County, PA
Haida Shaman Figure
19th Century
Henri Lebasque
Deux femmes dans ...
Federal Painted / Inlaid Stand. ex Schorsch coll.
Jacques-Emile Blanche
Dieppe
Wallace Fountain Clock
Gilt Bronze, Marble
Bwami Society Mask
Lega, Congo
“Miniature” Walnut
Drop-Leaf Table
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