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Thu, Sep 8, 2022 11:00AM EDT
Lot 35

American School: Portrait of Augustus Russell Street

Estimate: $2,000 - $4,000
Sold for

Bid Increments

Price Bid Increment
$0 $25
$200 $50
$500 $100
$3,000 $250
$5,000 $500
$10,000 $1,000
$30,000 $2,500
$100,000 $5,000

Oil on canvas, unsigned, lined.

30 x 25 in., 34 1/2 x 29 1/2 in. (frame).

Note: Augustus Russell Street (1792-1866) was a philanthropist and strong supporter of Yale University where he studied law, graduating in 1812. He practiced for only a short period of time before devoting himself full-time to philanthropy and the dissemination of his family's fortune. Street married Caroline Mary Leffingwell in 1815. Their first daughter, Caroline Augusta Street (1816-1863) was born a year after their marriage, followed by eight other daughters, all of whom predeceased their parents and elder sister. Caroline Augusta married Andrew Hull Foote (1806-1863), also a native of New Haven and a respected rear-admiral and naval officer.


Lined. Craquelure with some inpainting. Surface soiling and a few scuffs. Otherwise in good condition.Not withstanding this report or any discussion concerning condition of a lot, all lots are offered and sold "as is" in accordance with our conditions of sale.