Tarbell Insurance Exec Portrait Brings $10K

While in downtown Philadelphia briefly this past weekend I noticed a large building, now condos, and wondered what it used to be. Turns out the words above the door spell out the Insurance Company of North America. What a great place to hang one of the portraits of former company executives that sold at Pook & Pook November 19. Looking through the results today, I noticed at least two of the lots ended at more than $10,000, including one by Edmund Charles Tarbell. A portrait attributed to Robert Field also brought $10,000. Unfortunately the lot by Pittsburgh painter James Reid Lambdin, father of floral painter George Cochran Lambdin, brought only $125.00.

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Eric Miller is a web publisher, writer and show promoter. He is a partner in Stripe Specialty Media and Vintage Promotions, LLC which produces the Dallas Vintage Clothing and Jewelry Show, the Texas Art Collector Show and Sale, Vintage Garage Chicago and other events. Eric's public relations work has resulted in placements in the Boston Globe, Maine Antiques Digest, Antiques and the Arts, Antique Trader, the New York Post and elsewhere. His articles have appeared in publications including San Francisco Downtown, InPittsburgh and The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

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