WORTHINGTON WHITTREDGE (AMERICAN 1820-1910). SHERBURNE HOUSE, PORTSMOUTH, N.H., 1865.

Est. $5,000-$8,000

Sold: $7,200 ($6,000)

Once known as Colonial Hall, then Sherburne House, and finally the Macpheadris-Warner House, the Georgian mansion built in 1716, is the earliest example of an urban brick house in northern New England. Oil on canvas, 16 ¾ x 15 inches. Signed “W. Whittredge” l.l., inscribed and dated “Sherburne House/ Portsmouth 1865” l.r. The reverse of the canvas inscribed “A Colonial Hall/ Portsmouth R.I. (the R.I. crossed out)/ N.H.”

Literature: Discussed and illustrated in Cheryl A. Cibulka, “Quiet Places: The American Landscapes of Worthington Whittredge,” 1982, p. 46, no. 7. Also illustrated in Joyce Geary Volk, Editor, “The Warner House: A Rich and Colorful History,” 2006, pp. 124-25, fig. 12.1.