Portrait of Cazenovia’s namesake for sale at London gallery
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Portrait of Cazenovia’s namesake for sale at London gallery

A 1795 portrait of Cazenovia’s namesake, Theophilus or Théophile Cazenove, is currently for sale at Ben Elwes Fine Art, a gallery in London. Swedish artist Adolf Ulrik Wertmüller — who completed several portraits of George Washington during the same timeframe — painted the portrait. A photographic reproduction of the original painting is on display at the Cazenovia Public Library. (Submitted) By Kate Hill Staff Writer Cazenovia’s namesake, Théophile or Theophilus Cazenove (1740-1811), was a Dutch financier and an American agent for the Holland Land Company. A 1795 portrait of Cazenove, painted by Swedish artist Adolf Ulrik Wertmüller, is currently for sale at Ben Elwes Fine Art, a gallery in London. A photographic reproduction of the painting can be found in the Cazenovia Public Library. News of the sale was brought to the attention of Cazenovia art consultant Jonathan Holstein, a member of the Cazenovia Public Library Museum Committee, earlier this fall by Andrew Weislogel, curator of Earlier European and American Art at the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art at Cornell University. According to Holstein, Rachel Elwes, director of Ben Elwes Fine Art, contacted Weislogel about the portrait based on her knowledge of Ithaca’s general proximity to Cazenovia. In […]

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