Portrait Miniature of Samuel Harvey Guild (1766-1817)
A lovely and interesting miniature of Samuel Harvey Guild of Bellows Falls, Vermont. This was likely created as a tribute to him after his death in the early 1800s modeled after a larger painting.
Samuel Guild died in 1817 of injuries sustained in a lumbering accident. According to a obituary published on October 6th, 1817, he was rolling logs into a canal when a log rolled down and hit him.
The portrait is painted in watercolor and housed under glass in a gilded copper brooch. The pin and clasp are intact and in good condition. The brooch is engraved “S. H. Guild” on the reverse.
Condition: Good antique condition
Metal: Gilded Copper
Age: Early 1800s
Dimensions: 1 1/2” x 1 3/4”