Sturtevant Hamblen (Maine/Massachusetts, act. 1837-1856)
Portrait of a Boy in a Red-painted Rocking Chair
Oil on canvas, the boy in a black jacket and gray slacks, holding a book, 34 x 28 in., in a mahogany veneer frame.
Condition: Slightly reduced in size, inpainting especially to areas in each leg, and small areas elsewhere.
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.
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