|Elizabeth Patton-Crockett - Oil On Canvas Portrait|
Sold at auction March 7, 2015 by LiveAuctioneers
Exceptional and Important 19th Century Oil on Canvas Portrait of Elizabeth Patton-Crockett, Wife of The Famous American Icon David "Davy" Crocket & a Once Prominent Member of an Important and Influential Family in the Swannanoa Area of Asheville, NC. This Portrait was discovered in the attic of the now razed Patton Home by a direct descendant of the Patton's, and last heir to reside in the Patton Home before it was torn down. This Painting Originally Hung in the Library of the Patton Home since the Early 1800's - Until it was placed in the attic upon renovation of the home sometime in the last 40-50 years. Painting is in as-found, untouched condition and is being offered for sale on the open market for the first time since it's discovery. Mrs. Crockett is shown wearing all black mourning clothes and exhibiting a somber yet strong gaze. Original Early Stretcher - Frame appears to be original with some older restoration to Gesso Leaves and Flowers. This is Possibly one of the most important and rare images to be offered for sale in recent history. Painting 29" Tall x 24" Wide - w/ Frame 47" Tall x 33 1/4" Wide
I, Ralph Hammond discovered this painting in the attic of the Patton House Located on Turrel Road in Asheville, N.C. – My wife, Josephine Simms and I were the last occupants of the house. She, Josephine was the last descendant of James Patton, who built the house in 1840 – To the best of my knowledge Elizabeth was the direct descendant of Robert Patton.
Dec. 17, 2014
Signed: Ralph Hammond