Lot 340
Frederick R. Spencer (American, 1806-1875), Portrait of a Musician
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Oil on canvas, inscribed on the verso "Painted by F. R. Spencer / Oct. 1846," with New York artists' supplier stencil to verso, presented in a period gilt composition frame.

Stretcher size 33 x 42 in.; Frame dimension 56 3/4 x 43 1/4 in.

From the Collection of James H. Craig and Randy S. Johnson, Sarasota, Florida

Charlotte, North Carolina, Mint Museum Randolph, Personal Preferences: Paintings from the Jim Craig and Randy Johnson Collection, February 1 - June 3, 2007

A professional portrait painter, Spencer was elected a member of the National of Academy of Design in 1847.

Extensive craquelure; small paint flake to background in upper left quadrant; small areas of retouch visible under UV light.

$2,000 - 4,000