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Hail to the Chief! Keno to sell Gilbert Stuart portrait of George Washington

 

Gilbert Stuart (American, 1755-1828), Nicklin portrait of George Washington (Vaughn Type), oil on canvas, 28 ½ x 24 ½ inches. Estimate: $150,000-250,000. Keno Auctions image
Gilbert Stuart (American, 1755-1828), Nicklin portrait of George Washington (Vaughn Type), oil on canvas, 28 1/2 x 24 1/2 inches. Estimate: $150,000-250,000. Keno Auctions image

 

NEW YORK – Keno Auctions will hold its Boutique Winter Auction on Jan. 24 starting at 1 p.m. Eastern. The highlights include a Gilbert Stuart portrait of George Washington, circa 1796, and a colorful work by American Impressionist Richard Edward Miller.

The portrait of Washington being offered is one of Stuart’s “Vaughan” examples, named after the Philadelphia merchant who purchased the 1795 painting of Washington – the first time that the president had sat for the artist. Versions of this earliest portrayal of Washington by Stuart rarely come to market and most reside in major institutions. Stuart painted this particular “Vaughan” Washington for Philadelphia merchant Philip Nicklin.

The painting is modestly estimated at $150,000-$250,000.

A second major work in the sale is an American impressionist work by the American painter, Richard Edward Miller that Keno thinks that might be the gem of the sale. “The setting, with an attractive young woman at her toilette – her reflection showing her love visage – is a classic work by Miller – vibrant and painterly – and it is in untouched condition. Painted between 1910-1915, Woman at Her Dressing Table with Earring (below) carries an estimate of $200,000-$400,000.

 

Richard Edward Miller (American, 1875-1943) 'Woman at her Vanity with Earring,' 1910-1914, oil on canvas, 36 ¼ x 28 ½ inches. Estimate: $200,000-400,000. Keno image
Richard Edward Miller (American, 1875-1943) ‘Woman at her Vanity with Earring,’ 1910-1914, oil on canvas, 36 1/4 x 28 1/2 inches. Estimate: $200,000-400,000. Keno Auctions image

 

Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.com.

Contact the gallery for more information: 212-734-2381.

 

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