James Sanford Ellsworth (American, 1802/03-1874)
Portrait of Calista Howard
Signed "Ellsworth Painter" below the image.
Watercolor on paper, 4 1/4 x 3 1/2 in., in a mahogany frame.
Condition: Very minor toning, not examined out of frame.
Provenance: Stewart E. Gregory; Judy Lenett, Silver Spring Farm, Ridgefield, Connecticut, November 17, 1979.
Literature: Exhibition catalog for James S. Ellsworth, Portrait Painter; Jacqueline Oak, "American Folk Portraits in the Collection of Sybil B. and Arthur B. Kern," The Magazine Antiques, September 1982, p. 568.
Exhibitions: James S. Ellsworth, Portrait Painter, Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Collection, Williamsburg, Virginia, October 13-December 1, 1974.
The Arthur & Sybil Kern Collection of American Folk Art
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