American School, 19th Century
Portrait of a Girl Holding Eyeglasses in a Tortoiseshell Case
Oil on canvas, the child sits on a footstool and patterned carpet, 27 1/4 x 22 1/4 in., in an ogee-molded giltwood frame.
Condition: Relined, alligatored surface with inpainting.
Provenance: Mr. and Mrs. William Gunn, Newtonville, Massachusetts; Miss Mary Allis, Fairfield, Connecticut; Stephen Clark, Cooperstown, New York; Property of the Fenimore Art Museum, sold to benefit the Acquisitions Fund.
Literature: D'Ambrosio and Emans, Folk Art's Many Faces, 1987; Jones, New Found Folk Art of the Young Republic, 1960.
Exhibitions: New Found Folk Art of the Young Republic, Fenimore Art Museum, 1960, Rensselaer County Historical Society, 1967, Schenectady Museum, 1972.
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