American School, 19th Century
Small Portrait of a Boy Opening a Door, with His Tiger Cat Waiting, c. 1850. Unsigned. Oil on canvas applied to panel, 10 1/8 x 8 1/4 in., in a period molded bird's-eye maple frame. Condition: Good, minor flaking to clear varnished surface.
Note: Inscriptions on the original stretcher read, "From Gram Osborn" and "Blundel Strong"; a note on the reverse states that the painting, before changing hands a couple times, was purchased at a Rutland, Vermont, auction in the early 1970s.