Sunday, June 22, 2014

Portrait of Joseph Brant by Gilbert Stuart

SOLD BY ORDER OF THE 12TH DUKE OF NORTHUMBERLAND AND THE TRUSTEES OF THE NORTHUMBERLAND ESTATES
GILBERT STUART

SAUNDERSTOWN, RHODE ISLAND 1755 - 1828 BOSTON
PORTRAIT OF THE MOHAWK CHIEFTAIN THAYENDANEGEA, KNOWN AS JOSEPH BRANT (1742–1807)

inscribed, verso, on the relining: Joseph Theanandagen (commonly called Capt Brandt [sic]) Chief Warrior of Sachem of the Mohawk / Nation of Indians who served with the Duke of Northumberland in America in the Year 1776 / Transcribed 27th June 1955
oil on canvas
76.2 by 61 cm.; 30 by 25 in.


Estimate
1,000,000 — 1,500,000


EXHIBITED:
British Institution, 1857, no. 710;
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 18th October 2004 - 27th February 2005 and National Portrait Gallery, Washington, 8th April 2005 - 31st May 2005, Gilbert Stuart, no. 17.
Sotheby's, Old Master and British Paintings sale
London  - 9 July 2014
Photo and copy from Sotheby's with additional Copy from Arts Council England

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