March 21, 2019 09:00 AM EDT Asheville, North Carolina


American School

(18th century)

Portrait of a Gentleman, said to be jurist, Paul Dudley (Massachusetts, 1675-1751), oil on canvas, 30 x 24-3/4 in.; carved and gilt wood oval frame, 37-1/4 x 33 in.



This portrait is said to be by a little known artist, The Portsmouth Limner and of Paul Dudley who would become The Attorney General of the province of Massachusetts Bay. A portrait of Paul Dudley is held by the Boston Athenaeum and appears to represent the more youthful jurist. 

Provenance:R.H. Love Galleries, Chicago, Illinois; Estate of Danny Wiginton, Huntsville, Alabama


lined with wax and line and restretched on old stretcher, crackle, abrasions at edges, some scattered retouch; frame with some loses

Estimate: $100 - $200
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