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Lot 0453
oil on canvas laid on panel, unsigned, presented in a gilt frame with decorative composition ornament to spandrels.
DOA 19 x 23.75 in.
A hand-written note affixed to the verso reads Portrait of Henry Danforth (brother of my grand-father, James Danforth (FSW), born 1824, died 1847 / Killed in action in Mexican War. The subject is likely Private Henry Danforth, Co. A," 1st Regiment, Kentucky Mtd. Volunteers, killed at the Battle of Buena Vista, February 22-23, 1847.


A note affixed to the verso indicates the painting was rebacked and restored by Hannah Mee Horner in 1936; several paint flakes and lifting.

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American School Portrait of Mexican War Casualty Henry

Estimate $400 - $800Sep 9, 2016