April 27, 2021 10:00 EST

American Furniture, Folk and Decorative Arts

 
  Lot 39
 
Lot 39 - After Jean Martin Renaud (French, 1746-1821)

39

After Jean Martin Renaud (French, 1746-1821)
Rare pair of painted plaster portrait medallions: Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) and George Washington (1732-1799)

The sitters identified with the incised, "Docteur Franklin" and "General Washington," on faux marble mounts.

Dia: 5 1/4 in.

Provenance

Collection of Skyler Liechty.

Sold for $2,394
Estimated at $2,500 - $5,000


 

The sitters identified with the incised, "Docteur Franklin" and "General Washington," on faux marble mounts.

Dia: 5 1/4 in.

Provenance

Collection of Skyler Liechty.

Note

An example of the Franklin profile of this pair, in plaster but without inscription, is found in the collection of The Huntington, San Marino, California.
For a rare silvered medallion bearing the profile of Franklin of this pair with the inscription, see Auction Eighty-Five, St. Louis, Missouri, June 30, 2015, Lot 387.
A pair of identical profile portraits of Franklin and Washington, cast in bronze, are found in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York (83.2.83).
The Sevres Porcelain Manufactory also used Renaud's models of Franklin and Washington to produce profile portraits.

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