John Beale Bordley

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BORDLEY JOHN BEALE Portrait Of A Young Boy Possibly From The Custis Lewis Family

Potomack /May 16, 2009
8,137.30 - 9,616.81
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John Beale Bordley - Portrait Of A Young Boy Possibly From The Custis Lewis Family

John Beale Bordley - Portrait Of A Young Boy Possibly From The Custis Lewis Family

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JOHN BEALE BORDLEY (AMERICAN, 1800-1882) PORTRAIT OF A YOUNG BOY POSSIBLY FROM THE CUSTIS LEWIS FAMILY Oil on canvas: 30 x 25 in. Framed; lower left signed: J.B. Bordley pt.; lower right dated: 18*4/ May 22nd; upper left inscribed: E.; verso of canvas stamped; Bordley was often with the Custis Lewis family and painted portraits of Nelly, Lawrence and Lorenzo Custis as well as other prominent families of Virginia and Maryland. In a letter from Nelly Custis Lewis to her friend Elizabeth Bordley (the artist's aunt) "your nephew arrived here from Leesburg...he is still with us and very busy... he has almost completed a speaking likeness of Mr. L for Lorenzo [Lawrence and Nelly's son] and tomorrow I sit for mine….We are all so much pleased with Mr. L's likeness, it is most admirable." George Washington's Beautiful Nelly: The Letters of Eleanor Parke Custis Lewis to Elizabeth Bordley Gibson, 1794-1851, University of South Carolina Press; South Carolina, 1991, p.203 Provenance: By descent in the Chase (Massachusetts) and Swope (Carlyle and Gettysburg, PA.) families. Estimate $ 11,000-13,000
John Beale Bordley - Portrait Of A Young Boy Possibly From The Custis Lewis Family

John Beale Bordley - Portrait Of A Young Boy Possibly From The Custis Lewis Family

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Lot number: 96
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JOHN BEALE BORDLEY (AMERICAN, 1800-1882) PORTRAIT OF A YOUNG BOY POSSIBLY FROM THE CUSTIS LEWIS FAMILY Oil on canvas: 30 x 25 in. Framed; lower left signed: J.B. Bordley pt.; lower right dated: 18*4/ May 22nd; upper left inscribed: E.; verso of canvas stamped; Bordley was often with the Custis Lewis family and painted portraits of Nelly, Lawrence and Lorenzo Custis as well as other prominent families of Virginia and Maryland. In a letter from Nelly Custis Lewis to her friend Elizabeth Bordley (the artist's aunt) "your nephew arrived here from Leesburg...he is still with us and very busy... he has almost completed a speaking likeness of Mr. L for Lorenzo [Lawrence and Nelly's son] and tomorrow I sit for mine….We are all so much pleased with Mr. L's likeness, it is most admirable." George Washington's Beautiful Nelly: The Letters of Eleanor Parke Custis Lewis to Elizabeth Bordley Gibson, 1794-1851, University of South Carolina Press; South Carolina, 1991, p.203 Provenance: By descent in the Chase (Massachusetts) and Swope (Carlyle and Gettysburg, PA.) families. Estimate $ 15,000-20,000
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