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A pair of portraits, probably father and son
A pair of portraits, probably father and son

A pair of portraits, probably father and son

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 drawn in graphite on paper and in their original gilded rope-twist- decorated and corner embellished frames and behind their original reverse-painted black and gold glass mats.

They are the work of Demarest (previously thought to be Abraham Demarest) and are probably from the New Jersey or Maryland area and made circa 1820-1825.

The figures are drawn in profile and are half-length in pose. Features are well-outlined and form is shown through moderate shading of facial contours.The younger sitter is in a bamboo-turned windsor chair.

Framed dimensions are 7 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches and the site height of the drawn image itself is 3 1/4 inches.