P.O. Box 405 Sumneytown, PA 18084 , United States Call Seller 610.269.0427


Portrait of Dr. Richard Holmes Townsend

$ 2,400
  • Description
    This is a rare drawing by John Burn Forrest, who worked primarily as an engraver. The sitter, Dr. Richard Holmes Townsend (1817–1898), was named after his English Quaker émigré ancestor Richard Townsend. Dr. Townsend married Mary Van Syckel (1822–1892), daughter of Elijah and Sarah (Smith) Van Syckel of Philadelphia. An Empire bedroom suite made in the early 1830s and portraits of the Van Syckels are in the collection of Winterthur Museum. Inscribed on verso “Richard H. Townsend” in pencil as well as “Drawn by J. B. Forrest March 1839.” There is also a pencil sketch of a human face. Excellent condition.
  • More Information
    Documentation: Signed
    Origin: United States
    Period: 19th Century
    Materials: Watercolor
    Condition: Good.
    Creation Date: 1839
    Styles / Movements: Victorian, Other
    Incollect Reference #: 379563
  • Dimensions
    W. 8.5 in; H. 12 in;
    W. 21.59 cm; H. 30.48 cm;
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