Benjamin Greenleaf (Massachusetts/New Hampshire, 1769-1821)
Portraits of Mr. and Mrs. Safford
Unsigned, inscribed "A.H. Safford, Cambridge April 7th 1809 died 18[?] Age 96 years" in pencil on the wood backing.
Oil reverse-painting on glass, 16 1/2 x 11 1/2 in., in gilt molded frames.
Condition: Minor paint lifting.
Provenance: Richard Mills; Kennedy Galleries, New York, December 9, 1980.
Literature: Joyce Hill, "In Search of Early Massachusetts Itinerant Artists," The Bay State Historical League Bulletin, Spring/Summer 1982, p. 22.
The Arthur & Sybil Kern Collection of American Folk Art
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