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Sun, Jan 28, 2024 01:00PM EST
Lot 865

Portrait of Martha Gamble, by Paul Matthew Scott

Estimate: $300 - $350

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Paul Matthew Scott (American/Tennessee, 1910-1982), Portrait of Martha Gamble of Memphis, oil on board. The female subject is depicted looking towards the right and is wearing a brown collared shirt with a white jacket, set against a brown and red mottled background. Signed lower right in red PAUL MATTHEW SCOTT. Housed in a gilt and green painted wood frame. Sight: 24 1/4" H x 18" W. Framed: 27 5/8" H x 21 1/2" W. Provenance: The sitter is the daughter of Emile Frederick Augustus Witzmann and Susan Lang Witzmann, who lived in Memphis in the latter part of the 19th century. Originally from Germany, Emile Witzmann moved to Memphis in 1866, where he got a job teaching music and languages. He founded E. Witzmann and Company in 1872, a music store based in Memphis that sold pianos, organs, and other musical instruments as well as sheet music for various instruments. This painting has been documented by the TN Portrait Project.


Overall good condition with an approx. 2" light abrasion to the lower right shoulder area.

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Deaccessioned from the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art.