Lot 647
Continental School (early 19th century), Portrait of a Man
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Oil on canvas (lined), unsigned, presented in a later floater frame.

Frame dimensions 11 x 10 in.

From the Collection of the late Sterling Boyd, Raleigh, North Carolina
Sterling Boyd was a consummate collector and Southern gentleman. Originally from Little Rock, Arkansas, he studied art history at Sewanee: The University of the South, Oberlin College, and received his doctorate from Princeton University. He shared his enthusiasm for the fine arts through positions at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond and the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh. Boyd also taught and mentored future art historians at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia, and later headed the art department at Wake Forest University in North Carolina. Following his academic and museum careers, Sterling Boyd channeled his talents for interior design and decoration. His Raleigh apartment was a cabinet of curiosities, each item carefully collected from his world travels and perfectly placed in his jewel box of a home.

A bust length portrait of a man bearing a resemblance to Beethoven.

Minor retouch to left edge of canvas and lower collar of sitter visible under UV light.