American Furniture & Decorative Arts
American School, 19th Century
Double Portrait of Mary Elizabeth and Caroline Brackett of Newton, Massachusetts, in Pink Dresses
Oil on canvas, 36 x 29 1/4 in., in a giltwood frame.
Condition: Relined, very minor inpainting.
Provenance: Reportedly painted by an itinerant artist who boarded at the home of Charles and Lucy Gay Brackett on Waverly Ave. in Newton, Massachusetts, for a year. Apparently, there were portraits painted of all nine children and a full-length portrait of the parents.
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