American School, 19th Century
Miniature Portrait of a Lady Holding a Book. Unsigned. Watercolor on paper, c. 1835, depicting a half-length portrait of the woman wearing a white frilly bonnet tied with a blue ribbon, a coral beaded necklace, a black dress with wide white collar, seated on a painted Windsor side chair before a red tasseled drapery, 4 7/8 x 4 5/8 in., in period mitered wood frame. Condition: Toning, light staining.