Attributed to John Ritto Penniman (Massachusetts, 1782-1841) Family Group.
- American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2431
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- November 01, 2008 3:00PM
Attributed to John Ritto Penniman (Massachusetts, 1782-1841)
Family Group. Unsigned. Watercolor on paper, c. 1830, 8 1/2 x 10 1/2 in., in a period molded giltwood frame. Condition: Repaired tears, minor toning and foxing.
Provenance: Sold as part of the cataloged exhibit of the Barry Cohen Collection, published by David Schorsch and Americah Hurrah, New York, 1990, which included the following note: "A related portrait depicting Ann Elizabeth Crehore of Milton, Massachusetts, signed by John Ritto Penniman and dated 1836, is illustrated in Nina Fletcher Little, Little by Little (New York: E.P. Dutton, 1984), p. 154, fig. 205 (color). For additional information on the artist see, Carol Damon Andrews "John Ritto Penniman (1782-1841): Ingenious New England Artist," The Magazine Antiques, July 1981, pp.147-70. "The Barry Cohen Collection" label affixed to the reverse.
Professionally repaired vertical and horizontal tears, and backed with conservation rice paper support.