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Subject: Robert Field minature of a gentleman......
Date: Thu, 20 Feb 2003 23:14:18 EST
I thought someone might be interested to see this. I have no interest in
selling this portrait, I just love miniature portraits and happened to see
one done by a Field and thought I'd pass it along to anyone interested.
<A HREF="http://www.portrait-miniatures.com/">Augustus Decorative Arts, Ltd. Fine Antique Portrait Miniatures</A>
Click on "American Miniatures" and a portrait by this Robert Field is down
towards the bottom of the page.
Portrait miniature of a gentleman by Robert Field, signed and dated 1801.Set
in a rolled-gold locket frame. 2 9/16 inches high. Robert Field (c.1769-1819)
is considered the most accomplished of the foreign-born miniaturists working
in America. Arriving from London in 1794, he settled in Philadelphia, where
he worked with Gilbert Stuart, painting Stuart's images of Washington in
miniature. From 1800 - 1805, Field worked in Baltimore and Washington, and in
Boston from 1805-1808, before moving to Canada. His prestigious clientele
included Martha Washington and Robert Gilmor.
Researching the following surnames:
BREEDING, CRUTCHFIELD, CUPP, ELLISON, FIELDS,
FAULKNER/FORTNER/FORKNER, GOIN, GREER, HUBBS, HURST,
JOHNSON, KECK, KILLION, OUSLEY/OWSLEY, ROARK,
RUSSELL, WAGGONER, YADON and other assorted and connected families.
<A HREF="http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~ccpp/pioneer/index.htm">CLAIBORNE COUNTY PIONEER PROJECT</A>