Rare & Important 19th C American Portrait Miniature Of An Angelic Blond Young Girl By John Carlin - For Sale

Rare & Important 19th C American Portrait Miniature Of An Angelic Blond Young Girl By John Carlin
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Rare & Important 19th C American Portrait Miniature Of An Angelic Blond Young Girl Sitting On A Crimson Tuffed Cushion Holding A Sprig Of Flowers In One Hand And A Lattice Basket Of Flowers In The Other, With Blue Silk Slippers On A Square Marble Floor And A Vivid Blue Sky With A Delightful Bucolic Landscape In The Foreground By The Charming Deaf Mute Artist John Carlin (1813-1891) Who Was Born In Philadelphia Where He Graduated From The Pennsylvania Institute For The Deaf. He Later Married His Wife Who Was Also A Deaf Mute And They Proceeded To Have Five Hearing Children. John Carlin Studied With John Neagle In Philadelphia Before Going To Paris To Study With The Academic Master Paul Delaroche. Upon His Return To The United States He Primarily Settled Between Philadelphia And New York City Becoming Americas Prominent Society Miniaturist. His Personal Account Book Which Equinox Antiques Has A Copy Of In The Gallery (Original Housed In The New York Historical Society) Records Over 2000 Miniatures Completed By The Art, The Client Painted, The Date And The Amounts Charged. To Support Himself And His Growing Family As An Artist Beyond Referrels He Presented At The Door Of Each Potential Client Following A Simple Knock A Letter To Read, Stating His Physical Condition, His Education, His Academic Recommendations From His Teacher, His Need To Work & The Satisfaction He Would Provided In Completing Their Likeness In A Portrait Miniature And The Rates Charged. A Copy Of This Letter Is Available To The Potential Purchaser. A Facinating Life Focused On Success To Excel Beyond Your Proceived Limitations. He Was A Man Who Lived Each Day Not Allowing Society To Limit His Potential In Making His Dreams Reality. John Carlin Exhibited At The National Academy Of Design From 1847-1886. He Was Also Considered A Fine Genre And Landscape Painter, A Writer And Poet. He Excelled In Looking At 19th C Classical American From A Unique Perspective Which Was His Own Determination To Be Accepted. Further Research, Documentation And A Future Book Are Currently In The Works Regarding This Artist To Be Completed By The Great Granddaughter Of The John Carlin & Family. His Obituary In The New York Tribune Included The Following LInes From His Own Poem "Mute's Lament" "My Ears Shall Be Unsealed And I Shall Hear." He Was One Extraordinary Artist, Husband, And Family Man. Height: 2 11/16" Set In A Gutta Purcha Hinged Case With Velvet Lining, The Lids With Designs Of Cornucopias. In An Excellent State Of Preservation.Stock # RT1270010

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