WILLIAM JENNYS (1774-1859). PORTRAIT OF A BOY, THOMAS ASHLEY, CIRCA 1800.

Est. $2,000-$4,000
Sold: $4,200 ($3,500)

Oil on canvas, 21 x 17 inches. The reverse with remnants of a handwritten note dated 1904, listing Thomas Ashley (1788-1870) of Westfield, Massachusetts, his son and grandson, along with a typed card providing supplemental information by Nina Fletcher Little.

Provenance: Nina Fletcher and Bertram K. Little Collection; Northeast Auctions, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, November 1-2, 1997, lot 531.Note: William Jennys’ portrait of Thomas’ sister, Peggy, was sold at Sotheby’s on January 28, 1987, lot 1039 and again on January 20, 2001, lot 44.

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