April 19, 2016 10:00 EST

American Furniture, Decorative & Folk Art

 
  Lot 76
 

76

American School 18th century
portrait of rachel hill (1734-1796) of philadelphia, pa, at the age of

16, circa 1750 Oil on canvas, laid on board, framed; together with the Quaker wedding contract of Rachel Hill and Richard Wells, dated April 17, 1759, Philadelphia Monthly meeting, signed by numerous witnesses, ink on vellum, framed.

29 in. x 24 1/2 in. (sight)

Provenance: Descended in the Wells Family to present owner.
The backboard bears two labels: "Portrait of Rachel Hill daughter of Richard Hill of Madeira, born-1734. Married Richard Wells at Philadelphia (father of Gideon H. Wells) in 1759. Died in May 1796 aged 62. This picture was painted in 1750 when she was 16 years old." The second label: "Gideon Hill Wells was the father of Richard Waln Wells who was the father of Guilliam...Wells."

Sold for $3,750
Estimated at $3,000 - $5,000


 

16, circa 1750 Oil on canvas, laid on board, framed; together with the Quaker wedding contract of Rachel Hill and Richard Wells, dated April 17, 1759, Philadelphia Monthly meeting, signed by numerous witnesses, ink on vellum, framed.

29 in. x 24 1/2 in. (sight)

Provenance: Descended in the Wells Family to present owner.
The backboard bears two labels: "Portrait of Rachel Hill daughter of Richard Hill of Madeira, born-1734. Married Richard Wells at Philadelphia (father of Gideon H. Wells) in 1759. Died in May 1796 aged 62. This picture was painted in 1750 when she was 16 years old." The second label: "Gideon Hill Wells was the father of Richard Waln Wells who was the father of Guilliam...Wells."

An engraving of this portrait of Rachel Hill Wells was printed by John M. Butler, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, circa 1854.

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