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Amon Carter Museum Exhibits Antiques Roadshow Discovery

The Illustrious Guest by James Henry Beard, 1847

The Illustrious Guest by James Henry Beard, 1847

Amon Carter Museum

The Antiques Roadshow on PBS rolled through Dallas last summer and they discovered a rare gem of a painting. An anonymous Dallas owner had brought in The Illustrious Guest (1847) by James Henry Beard (1811-1893).

For those of you who are Roadshow regulars, you know the illustrious guest is none other than legendary Kentucky statesman Henry Clay (1777-1852). The painting was estimated by Alan Fausel, Bonhams, to be between $300 to $500 thousand.

The Illustrious Guest in now on view at the Amon Carter Museum. The painting is currently on long-term load to the museum. It is located in the upstairs painting and sculpture galleries.

Click here for more information about the Antiques Roadshow: Dallas 2009.

The Illustrious Guest by James Henry Beard, 1847

The Illustrious Guest by James Henry Beard, 1847

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