Boston School, circa first quarter 19th century. "Untitled (Portrait of a Businessman)", pastel on paper, apparently unsigned. Bust-length portrait drawing depicting a man in black dress coat with white collar and deep set brown eyes. Framed approximately 11.425" x 9.5". Unframed approximately 9" x 7". Provenance: Property from the Estate of Mr. John L. Roper II, Former Owner and CEO of NORSHIPCO (Norfolk Shipbuilding and Drydock Corporation), of Norfolk, Virginia. Mr. Roper collected a number of fine American antiques and art including a noteworthy early American coin collection that sold at auction in 2014.
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