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Portrait of CAPTAIN JABEZ HUNTINGTON (1767-1848)

Updated: Oct 12, 2022

CAPTAIN JABEZ HUNTINGTON (1767-1848) signed R. Earl Pinxt./ 1796 (lower left)

oil on canvas reverse of stretcher with hand-written inscription 567/Warner and a label hand-inscribed in ink 567/Warner ---artist RALPH EARL (1751-1801) From the collection of Mimi Alder. Sold for $137,500 at Christie's Important Americana auction January 2022 New York. Photo from Christie's online Auction.

Jabez Huntington son of Brevet Major Jedediah Huntington and Faith Trumbull.

Line of descent::

  • Faith Trumbull (Huntington) Hooker (1796-1850), Norwich and South Windsor, Connecticut, wife of Edward William Hooker---Faith daughter of Jabez and Mary (Lanman) Huntington.

  • Faith Huntington (Hooker) Montague (1824-1904), Westport, Connecticut and Newton, Massachusetts, daughter

  • Elizabeth Hooker (Montague) Claflin (1849-1942), Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin, Washington D.C. and Lower Merion Township, Pennsylvania, daughter

  • Marguerite Esther (Claflin) Warner (1891-1931), For Atkinson, Wisconsin and Washington D.C.

  • Harold Ellsworth Warner (1888-1958), New York and Washington D.C., husband

  • Carleton J. (1910-1981) and Emma Harriet (Bowman) (1917-1996) Phillips, Detroit and Birmingham, Michigan

  • Hirschl & Adler, New York


  • [Detroit Institute of Arts], American Decorative Arts from the Pilgrims to the Revolution (Detroit, 1967), no. 125 (as "Portrait of an Officer")

  • Hirschl & Adler Galleries, Twenty-Five American Masterpieces (New York, 1968), no. 3 (as “Portrait of a Captain of the Connecticut Militia”).

  • Hirschl & Adler Galleries, Plain and Fancy: A Survey of American Folk Art (New York, 1970), p. 15, no. 9 (part).

  • James R. Mellow, “A Retrospective at Hirschl & Adler,” New York Times, November 10, 1973, p. 27.

  • Hirschl & Adler Galleries, American Folk Art (New York, 1977), p. 21 (referenced). The Frick Art Reference Library, no. 121-10D. Exhibited

Detroit, Michigan, The Detroit Institute of Arts, American Decorative Arts from the Pilgrims to the Revolution, 1967.




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