Frank & Barbara Pollack American Antiques & Art
Pair of Full-length Miniature Portraits- Price Upon Request
An Extraordinary Pair of Full-length Miniature Portraits (2 of 2) Attributed to Justus Da Lee (1793-1878). Watercolor and pencil on paper, circa 1840. Inscribed on the reverse: “Lucia Caroline aged 2 years 6 months and Charles Augustus aged 4 years 4 months, 1840 Feb Albany.” Da Lee took great pride in painting details and in his use of color as seen in Lucia's red dress and black apron. Their delicately drawn faces, hair, and objects they hold are characteristic of his refined stylized work. Sight size 4½" x 2 7/8", 14" x 12" framed. Illustrated: The Magazine Antiques, July/August 2011, “Side Portrait Painters Differentiating the Da Lee Family Artists” by Joan R. Brownstein and Elle Shushan, p. 155, fig. 3.
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