American School (19th Century)
PORTRAIT OF A GENTLEMAN (JEAN SARPY, GREAT UNCLE OF THE BRATHWAITE, BERTHOLD PEUGNEUT FAMILY)
Oil on canvas laid down on masonite, sculpted oval; inscribed by the family on top of the gallery label verso with inscription, "Jean Sarpy - Great Uncle of Carolyn Yvonne Gundy Brathwaite (brother of Virginia Sarpy Brathwaite Peugneut - great grandmother"
Oval 34 x 26 in — 86.4 x 66 cm
By descent in the family of the sitter, from great grandmother, Virginia Sarpy Berthold Peugneut inscribed to the gallery label verso in pen and ink;
With Garfield Galleries, Toronto gallery label verso for mounting, cleaning and varnishing in Dec. 1958;
By descent to the present Brathwaite family, Private Collection, Newmarket, ON