Aug 13, 2020 - Sale 2544

Sale 2544 - Lot 6

Price Realized: $ 1,125
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,000 - $ 1,500

Portrait of Joseph Frank Currier
Plaster portrait, 711x648 mm, 28x25 1/2 inches. Signed, C. Winslow Hall, lower left. Circa 1890.

Charles Winslow Hall; born Caroline Winslow Hall in 1860, in Massachusetts, to noted architect Colonel John J. Hall, and his wife, Caroline Winslow. As Caroline, Charles left Boston in 1890 and traveled to Europe to study art, eventually in Munich with the Boston artist Joseph Frank Currier. Assuming the name Charles, and living as a man, he settled in Italy and worked as an artist for the last decade of his life. On a sea voyage to the United States in 1901 Charles became fatally ill. At the time of his death he was traveling with Guisseppina Poriana, who identified herself as "Mrs. Hall". The body was transported to Boston for burial where "Mrs. Hall" was invited to join the services by the Hall family. Unfortunately, this is the only known work by the artist to have survived.

Provenance: The artist; Joseph Frank Currier; thence by decent to Charles Bertram Currier, (grandson of the artist); The Boston Art Club