Sarah Goodrich: Mapping places in the heart

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from The Magazine ANTIQUES, November/December 2012 | In a time of cultural awakening when Boston was hailed as the Athens of America, Sarah Goodrich (Fig. 3) was the city’s pre-eminent portrait miniaturist, creating indelible likenesses for more than a quarter-century between 1815 and 1850. Favored by such notable patrons as Daniel Webster, Thomas Handasyd Perkins, Edward Everett, and William Lindall Winthrop, she …

How America found its face: Portrait miniatures in the New Republic

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  By Elle Shushan; from The Magazine ANTIQUES, April 2009. The stunning events of July 1804 were almost unfathomable for the citizens of the new American republic. One Founding Father had fatally wounded another. Alexander Hamilton was dead and Aaron Burr  would be indicted for murder. The duel and its aftermath marked a turning point in American culture. Fig. 17. Thomas Cole …

Portrait miniatures from the Met debut at the Winter Antiques Show

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American art aficionados packed into the Tiffany Room at the Park Avenue Armory last night as part of a series of special lectures hosted by the Winter Antiques Show to listen in as Carrie Rebora Barratt, associate director for collections and administration and curator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and Lori Zabar, an independent scholar and researcher, spoke on …

An Expert’s Eye: Chris Jussel at the Philadelphia Antiques Show

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This year marks the 48th Philadelphia Antiques Show, from April 18 through 21 at the Philadelphia Navy Yard, featuring fifty exhibitors and a loan exhibition, Patriots and Presidents: Philadelphia Portrait Miniatures, 1760-1860. To get an expert’s view, The Magazine ANTIQUES asked Chris Jussel, Senior Vice President at Freeman’s Auction House in Philadelphia (and the original host of PBS’s Antiques Roadshow) …

Portrait miniatures in the New Republic

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April 2009 | The stunning events of July 1804 were almost unfathomable for the citizens of the new American republic. One Founding Father had fatally wounded another. Alexander Hamilton was dead and Aaron Burr  would be indicted for murder. The duel and its aftermath marked a turning point in American culture. Five days before the Burr-Hamilton duel, Edward Greene Malbone …