American School, 19th Century Portrait of a Woman Seated in a Windsor Chair.
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- American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2349
- Date / Time :
- February 18, 2007 11:00AM
American School, 19th Century
Portrait of a Woman Seated in a Windsor Chair. Unsigned. Watercolor on paper, c. 1815, depicting the woman wearing a beige short sleeved dress with sheer white ruff at her neck, her black hair secured on top of her head with black netting, with curls framing her face, seated on a yellow painted sack-back Windsor armchair, on a shaded gray background, 8 5/8 x 6 3/4 in., in a period molded giltwood frame. Condition: Very good.
Provenance: Ex Edgar William and Bernice Chrysler Garbisch collection.
Literature: An inscription affixed to the backing refers to American Folk Portraits: Paintings and drawings from the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Center; New York Graphic Society, 1981, p. 229 (#211) , and implies this portrait was one of five recorded portraits done by an unknown Massachusetts artist circa 1815, two of which are "half-length portraits of young women seated in Windsor armchairs; one is identified only as 'Sarah' and the other is believed to have been a member of the Greene family of Sunderland, Massachusetts. All four portraits have plain backgrounds."