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Sale 525 Lot 50  

Jared Bradley Flagg (American, 1820 - 1899), "Angelo and Isabella (Scene from 'Measure for Measure')", 1849, oil on canvas, Italian Renaissance style, signed and dated LR, depicts Shakespeare's devout and virtuous Isabella dressed in white, pleading for the life of her convicted brother to the perplexed Duke of Vienna, agonized by his impure thoughts, sitters are Louisa Hart (Flagg's second wife) and Henry Bedlow (actor, lawyer and later mayor of Newport, R.I.), contained in period frame, label verso with artist, title and date, wear consistent with age and use, relined, not examined out of frame, 50" h. X 40" w. [LITERATURE: Henry Tuckerman, "Tuckerman's Book of the Artists", 1867, p. 408; Clara Erskine Clement and Lawerence Hutton, "Artists of the 19th Century and Their Work", 1879, rev. 1884), p. 255; H. W. French, "Art and Artists in Conneticut", 1879, reprint 1970, pp. 106 -08; Ulrich Thieme and Felix Becker, "Allgemeines Lexikon der bildenden Kunstler", 1916, XII, p. 65; and Clark S. Marlor, "A History of the Brooklyn Art Association, 1970, p.46] [PROVENANCE: Henry Sanger, 1865; James M. Burt, 1872; to A. V. Blake, Esq., 1872; to Brooklyn Art Association, 1872; Charles Gill, 1993 - 95; to private collection, until present.][SOME PAPERWORK AVAILABLE TO SUCCESSFUL BUYER] [PLEASE BRING APPROPRIATE ASSISTANCE AND VEHICLE]
Estimate $2,500-5,000

Sold for US$2,400

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