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Hannah Fairfield, Double Oil Portrait, Hannah Fairfield (American, 1808-1894), Double Portrait of Lucy Adams Tracy and Ellen Nichols Tracy, c. 1839, oil on canvas, 33" x 29", black painted molded frame

Provenance: The Collection of Elizabeth "Betty" Seeler; descended in the Tracey-Linsley-Shepherd-Chapman family of Woodstock and North Haven, Connecticut; Peter Tillou, Litchfield, Connecticut; Sotheby's New York, American Folk Art, October 26, 1985, Lot 77 - Exhibited: The Amherst College Museum of Art, October 1-30, 1974, Amherst, Massachusetts; The Munson-William-Proctor Institute, April 3-May 29, 1977, Utica, New York; The Museum of American Folk Art, New York

Notes/Literature: Where Liberty Dwells, fig. 57.; C. Kurt Dewhurst, Betty Mac Dowell and Marsha MacDowell, Artist in Aprons, Folk Art by American Women, New York, 1979, p. 91, illustrated.


Good condition overall, relined, craquelure throughout, some frame abrasion to canvas edges, probable restorations

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Hannah Fairfield, Double Oil Portrait

Estimate $12,000 - $18,000Jan 30, 2020
Starting Price $6,000
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