Portrait of a Man (Traditionally identified as John Quincy Adams (1767-1848))
Oil on canvas.
30 x 25 inches Frame: 37 3/4 x 32 inches.
Provenance: Mrs. Hughes, Mobile, Alabama, Mary H. Sully, Philadelphia, John Levy Galleries, New York, 1941, Newhouse Galleries, New York, 1952, North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, North Carolina (by purchase), purchased at Christies on January 20, 2012 lot 286.
Exhibited: New York, John Levy Galleries, The Mary H. Sully collection of American Paintings, 26 November- 31 December 1941.
Literature: W.R. Valentine, Catalogue of Paintings: Including Three Sets of Tapestries (Raleigh, North Carolina, 1956), no 21. North Carolina Museum of Art, American Paintings to 1900: Catalogue of Paintings (Raleigh, North Carolina, 1967), no. 33.
Condition: Some damage along the top of the gilt frame (about 12 inches).
Estimate: $1200 - $1800