William Willard (Massachusetts, 1819-1904)
Self Portrait Holding a Palette
Oil on canvas laid down on board, 12 x 10 in., unframed.
Condition: Losses to edges, abrasions.
Provenance: Purchased at the 1980 auction sale of Ernest Hall's estate in Sturbridge, Massachusetts.
Note: William Willard was a prominent mid-19th century portrait painter, based in Sturbridge, Massachusetts, whose list of sitters includes Abraham Lincoln, Chief Justice Appleton of Maine, and other New England public figures.
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