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Frank & Barbara Pollack
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An Exceptional Pair of Watercolor Portraits
Attributed to Dr. Samuel Addison Shute (American, 1803–1836)
New England, probably New Hampshire, 1827–1830
Watercolor, gum arabic, and gilt on paper
22 x 17H in. sight size;
25H x 20I in. framed
Courtesy of Frank & Barbara Pollack

This pair of portraits exhibits the bold style evident in work associated with S. A. Shute in the poses, stylized hairdos, large hands, and sweeping horizontal brushstrokes used for the background. The rendering of her jewelry and purse as well as his striped vest and painted chair is particularly fine. A pair of this quality is especially rare and hard to find.

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