Horace Bundy (American, 1814-1883)
Pair of Portraits of a Husband and Wife. Signed on the reverse in black script "H. Bundy Pinxt," also bearing a stenciled Troy, New York, firm's mark on the back of the canvas. Oil on canvas, 30 x 25 in., in original giltwood frames. Condition: Relined, scattered retouch, otherwise good.
Note: Itinerant painter Horace Bundy often made large black script notations on the reverse of his canvases, as in this case. In his later works, he often used a painted oval to surround his subjects.
Man- 3/4 in. probable loss or abrasion repainted on rt. facing jacket lapel, a few other spots on his jacket and several minor scattered retouch spots to background several spots on edges and corners from frame rub.
Woman - retouch to several spots on edges and corners from frame rub.