An Insider's Look: Shoeshine Boy
"[John George] Brown grew up in poverty in England and was particularly sensitive to the lives of tens of thousands of children living on the streets of New York City in the 19th century." - Claire Fraser, Fine Art Director
Listen in as our Fine Art & Silver Director, Claire Fraser, discusses the 19th century glass cutter turned painter, John George Brown. This painting, Shoeshine Boy, offered in the Signature Summer Auction, features a "rough and tumbled" boy with red, white, and blue fabric tatters beside his feet, possibly referencing the orphans left behind in the aftermath of the Civil War. This auction opens for live bidding on June 10th at 9am. Pre-bidding is available now.
Signature Summer Auction
June 10th at 9am EDT