Lot 204
Joseph (Jonathan) Blackburn (American, d. 1778), Portrait of Peter Burr
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Oil on canvas (lined), unsigned, inscribed to verso and retaining an old hand-written label, circa 1754, framed.

Stretcher size 34 x 24 5/8 in.; Frame dimensions 41 3/8 x 32 1/4 in.

Peter Burr (1727-1795), a cousin of Aaron Burr, was born in Fairfield, Connecticut. In 1751 he was granted a large acreage in, what is now, the Eastern Panhandle of Western Virginia. The Peter Burr house is the oldest standing wood frame structure in West Virginia.

Darkened surface; stable craquelure;

$2,000 - 4,000