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Provenance Research: Elizabeth A. Brook Weed (Mrs. Robert J. Arundel) Portrait

Provenance research revealed that though the letter of attribution contained many errors, the portrait of Elizabeth Weed Arundel descended impeccably within two families. The attribution of the artist of the portrait to Thomas Sully, however, is questionable. The next step to determining the actual artist was Connoisseurship. Continue reading

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Memory is a Fickle Fashionista: A Lost Lincoln Portrait and a Forgotten Artist – Part 3

The story behind H. Stanley Todd‘s lost Lincoln portrait: The current owner found the Abraham Lincoln painting in storage when he purchased a building in Brooklyn, New York, in the early 1990s. He left it in storage for 20 years, where it … Continue reading

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