Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Both watercolor on ivory; the first, likely British, a bust length portrait of young boy, signed with monogram to lower left HiL and identified as Arthur Walter Joslin on applied brass plaque to birdseye maple veneer frame (DOA 6.5 x 5.25 in.); the second a bust length portrait of a seated lady presented under glass in an ebonized frame with copper acorn finial (4.75 x 3 7/8 in.).The Lifelong Collection of Keith and Caroline Gray, Charlotte, NC.
Keith and Caroline Gray were passionate about antiques, art, and history. Together they attended antique shows and auctions for decades – assembling a collection particularly strong on American coin silver, Asian art, historical documents, early images, and English ceramics. Both were longtime supporters of the Mint Museum in Charlotte, with Caroline serving in multiple capacities from docent to a member of the acquisitions board and trustee. Caroline translated her love of material culture into a successful career, becoming a certified property appraiser in Charlotte.
Both examined out of frame; both with warping. This lot contains animal or plant material that may be restricted under federal, state, and/or local law. Please refer to our Terms and Conditions of Sale.