British & Continental Art

September 1116, 2021
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LOT 50

Lot 50

After Samuel Finley Breese Morse (1791–1872)

After Samuel Finley Breese Morse (1791–1872)
Lot 50 Details
After Samuel Finley Breese Morse (1791–1872), American


Oil on canvas; unsigned.
20 ins x 16.5 ins; 50.8 cms x 41.9 cms

Estimate $300-$500

Realised: $120
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

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After Samuel Finley Breese Morse (1791–1872)
  • After Samuel Finley Breese Morse (1791–1872)
  • After Samuel Finley Breese Morse (1791–1872)

Private Collection, Ontario


This painting was executed after the larger original portrait which was likely painted when the Marquis de Lafayette came to the United States in 1824-25 to be honored for helping defeat the British in the Revolutionary War. The original portrait by Morse was commissioned by the City of New York (New York City Hall).


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LOT 50

About Condition Ratings

  • 5 Stars: Excellent - No discernable damage, flaws or imperfections
  • 4 Stars: Very Good - Minor flaws or imperfections visible only under close inspection using specialised instruments or black light
  • 3 Stars: Good - Minor flaws visible upon inspection under standard lighting
  • 2 Stars: Fair - Exhibits flaws or damage that may draw the eye under standard lighting
  • 1 Star: Poor - Flaws or damage immediately apparent under standard lighting (examples: missing components, rips, broken glass, damaged surfaces, etc.)

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