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Lot 4Jacob Maentel
American, 1765-1863
Birth Certificate of Johannes Henrich Meyer (b.1835), 1837
Watercolor on paper
12 1/4 x 7 3/5 inches

Valerie Redler, Jacob Maentel: Portraits of a Proud Past, The Clarion (Fall 1983), p. 40-50

C Property from the Estate of a Private Collector

Sold for $7,500
Estimate $10,000-15,000

The sheet has been backed with a support sheet. Along the edges there area few chip losses the largest of which is approximately 1/2 s 1/8 inches at the center of the left edge. Small 1/8 loss in the lower left just to the right of the dog's leg/ small repaired tear at the lower edge in the center. Small 1/16 inch loss to the sheet upper center just above the child's head. The paper is a bit toned but the colors are strong in the main subject.

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