Three (3) Boyd Family works of art and "The Launching" print, 4 items total. 1st item: Oil on canvas folk art painting after John Brewster Jr. (Connecticut/Maine, 1766-1854) depicting Ruth Smith Boyd (died 1805) of Portland, ME, wife of Robert Boyd (died 1827), mother of William Boyd (1800-1873). Unsigned. Ink inscriptions with information about Mrs. Boyd with Brewster attribution and additional pencil marks on stretcher, en verso. Housed in a gilt wood frame. Sight – 16 3/4" H x 13 3/4" W. Framed – 18 3/4" H x 15 3/4" W. Late 19th century. 2nd-3rd item: Two (2) photo types depicting the portraits Ruth Smith Boyd and Robert Boyd after paintings by John Brewster Jr., published by Arthur E. Smith & Co., Franklin, MA. Ink inscriptions regarding information about the couple and Brewster attribution with studio marks, en verso of card stock. Photo types mounted to off white card stock. Photo types – 2 3/4" H x 2" W. Card stock – 3 5/8" H x 5 1/2" W. 4th item: Lithograph after the J. W. Hill painting depicting the launching of a ship and a bird's eye topographical view of the city of Portland, Maine in 1855. Printed by Endicott & Company, New York, published by Smith Brothers & Co./New York and Charles Parsons Lithography, New York. Housed in a plain wood frame. Sight – 16 3/8" H x 39 1/2" W. Framed – 19 1/4" H 42 1/2" W. Provenance: The Estate of Charles Boyd Coleman, Jr., Chattanooga, TN. Descended in the family of Charles Harrold Boyd, son of William Boyd, who served on General George H. Thomas staff as Captain of the Topographical Engineers, Army of the Cumberland. (source: "Civil War Record of Brown University", 1920). Charles Boyd's wife, Annette Maria Dearborn Boyd, was the daughter of Greenleaf Dearborn (1786-1846) and great granddaughter of Maj. General Henry Dearborn (1751-1829) on her mother's side. She and Charles Harrod Boyd had four children Annie Frances Harrod Boyd, Augusta Dearborn Boyd, Emily Dearborn Boyd, and Julia Wingate Boyd (wife of Lewis M. Coleman, Jr., Chattanooga, TN). CONDITION: 1st item: Overall good condition with surface grime and foxing spots. 2nd-3rd items: Overall good condition. Areas of toning, minute foxing spots to card stock. 4th item: Overall toning, likely cut down from the original.
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