Sleeper Alert!

July 21 2020

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Picture: Antiquesandthearts.com

Posted by Adam Busiakiewicz:

The sale of a reverse glass painting in the USA last week has attracted some interest online. The intriguing colonial era painting, described as being by Mather Brown, was sold for $84,000 to an online bidder over an estimate of $6,000 - $8,000. The work bears an inscription explaining that it represents the Delivery of the Definitive Treaty by the Hostage Princes into the hands of Lord Cornwallis.

Update - A surviving fragment of Mather Brown's original painting survives in the Bowes Musuem.

 

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