I. Gilbert (New York, act. Early to Mid-19th Century)
Portraits of a Man and Woman from Cazenovia, New York
Each reportedly signed "I. Gilbert" on the reverse (prior to lining).
Oil on canvas, 44 x 40 3/4 in., in black- and yellow-painted frames.
Condition: Lined, minor inpainting.
Provenance: Robert Palmiter, Bouckville, New York; Harry Newman, The Old Print Shop; Nina Fletcher and Bertram K. Little; Stephen Score; Don Walters; Sotheby's, The American Folk Art Collection of Don and Faye Walters, October 25, 1986, Lot 105.
Literature: Exhibition catalog for Selected Masterpieces of New York State Folk Painting, Museum of American Folk Art, New York.
Exhibitions: Gore Place; Selected Masterpieces of New York State Folk Painting, Museum of American Folk Art, New York, February 16-May 22, 1977; Everson Museum, Syracuse, New York, 1979; Empire State Mosaic: Folk Art of New York, Fenimore Art Museum, New York State Historical Association, Cooperstown, New York, April 1-December 31, 1999.
The Arthur & Sybil Kern Collection of American Folk Art
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