January 16, 2020 The Susquehanna Collection
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A well executed half length oil on canvas portrait of Mrs. George Musser by Jacob Eicholtz (1776 - 1842) seated, facing front in its period, carved gilt frame. This portrait of an older woman in a dark dress with a white bonnet, collar and lovely green shawl seated on a red chair demonstrates Eicholtz at his best and most interesting phase of his career. Mrs. George Musser was probably the widow of George Musser (1741 - 1806), who was in the tanning business in Lancaster. He was a prominent citizen, Sheriff of Lancaster County, and the father of Mr. C. F. Rengier, Sr. and George Musser (1799 - 1870), who served as a justice of peace and the alderman in Lancaster. Ledger: "1813, Aug 9-Mrs.Musser (widow of George0 / to 1 portrait 710 0." Hensel: "Musser, Mrs. George." The above information was taken from page 178 of Rebecca J. Beal's book, "Jacob Eicholtz 1776-1842 Portrait Painter of Pennsylvania". CONDITION: Removed from stretcher, laid on board. PROVENANCE: This painting was exhibited in the Loan Exhibition in Lancaster, November 22, 1912. At the time of this exhibition, it was owned by Miss Emma Musser. Joe Kindig Antiques.

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Item Dimensions: Frame: 30 - 1/4" x 35 - 1/4".
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OIL PORTRAIT OF MRS. GEORGE MUSSER BY JACOB EICHOLTZ (1776 - 1842). LANCASTER, PENNSYLVANIA. CIRCA 1813.
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Minimum Bid: $1,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $1,560.00
Estimate: $2,000 - $6,000
Number Bids: 5
Auction closed on Thursday, January 16, 2020.
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