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Extremely rare and important original framed movie poster. Willie M. “Bill” Pickett (1870-1932), “The Bull-Dogger,” was a life-long professional cowboy, showman, and rodeo star. He toured in the 101 Ranch Wild West Shows with Buffalo Bill, Will Rogers, Tom Mix, and Zach and Lucille Mulhall. He also appeared in early motion pictures, most notably in this movie created by Richard E. Norman. He was the first black inductee into the National Rodeo Hall of Fame in 1971, and was enshrined in the ProRodeo Hall of Fame in 1989. He was also a deacon of the Taylor Baptist Church. Born in Travis County, Texas, Pickett is credited with inventing the technique of bull-dogging or steer wrestling as it is known today. He and his brothers formed the Pickett Brothers Bronco Busters and Rough Riders Association to offer their service as cowboys. He also demonstrated bulldogging skills and other stunts at county fairs and rodeos. Because of his color, Pickett often had to claim that he was of Comanche heritage so he could perform. Kicked in the head by a horse while working at the 101 Ranch, he died of his injuries at age 61. His funeral was announced on the radio by Will Rogers. Framed size: 46”x 23”. Price: $4,500.

Rembrandt Peale
(1778-1860)
Portrait of Elizabeth Breese Hazard of Philadelphia and New York.

Oil on canvas, 29-1/2" x 24-1/2", old reline, scattered retouch and abrasions,
in the original elaborate gilt gesso frame, framed size 35-1/2" x 30-1/2".

A historically important and beautifully executed portrait of Elizabeth Breese, painted in 1803 in Philadelphia. Artist and sitter identified on verso, together with history and exhibition label from the Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University.

Elizabeth Breese Hazard (1786-1861), daughter of Abigail Arthur and The Honorable Ebenezer Hazard (1786-1861), first Postmaster of New York City, Surveyor General of the Post Office, and Postmaster General of the United States. Her first husband was Ebenezer Rockwood, Jr., who died in 1815. In 1821, she married The Reverend Thomas Edward Vermilye, a prominent clergyman in the Collegiate Reformed Dutch Church, pastor of St. Nicholas Church in New York City, and president of the General Synod of Reformed Churches in America. She had eight children: Abigail, Ebeneezer, William Erskine, and Charles Rockwood; and Ashbel Green, Mary, Tom, and Elizabeth Breese Vermilye.

Provenance: Descended through the family to great grandson Edward Vermilye Huntington.
Exhibited: The Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University.


Federal Carved and Reeded Two-Part Cupboard, Hackensack (Bergen County), New Jersey, 1800-1810

In two parts: the molded top above a pair of arched glazed cupboard doors opening to a shaped interior with two shelves, flanked by matchstick molded panels; the lower section with a pair of matchstick molded panels; the lower section with a pair of matchstick molded candle drawers flanking one long drawer, above a pair of matchstick molded cupboard doors with starburst carving, flanked by matchstick molded panels, above a molded base with bracket feet. The form and matchstick molding identify this cupboard as Bergen Valley, NJ. Original drawer pulls, refinished, primary wood is pine, size: 87"H x 53"W x 19"D