Attr. Edmund Friedrich Theodor Rabe (1815-1902), watercolor on cardstock miniature portrait of a middle aged gentleman with facial hair and spectacles, possibly an American ship captain. A marine landscape is in the background, featuring a ship flying the American flag. Signed and dated at left: "Th. Rabe 28 Dec. 1872". Pencil inscription en verso: "Th. Rabe. Berlin auf dien Karlsbad 15 Jen. 23 __ Dec. 1872". Housed in a hinged leather and brass oval case with silk and velvet lining. 6" x 4 5/8" sight, 8" x 6 5/8" case. Late 19th century. Provenance: The collection of internationally known ragtime pianist and historian Johnny Maddox, Gallatin, TN. CONDITION: Some scattered spots of light foxing. Portrait has come loose from frame.
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