Thomas Ware (Vermont, 1803-1836)
Portrait of Huldah Edson Lake
Oil on panel, 26 x 19 in., in the original molded black-painted frame.
Condition: Scattered retouch.
Provenance: Collection of Horace W. Davis, Cannondale, Connecticut, sold at Sotheby Parke Bernet, February 28, 1946, Lot 32; Bernard & S. Dean Levy, Inc., New York; Richard W. Oliver Auction, Kennebunk, Maine, July 3, 1982.
Literature: Arthur B. and Sybil B. Kern, "Thomas Ware: Vermont Portrait Painter," The Clarion, Winter 1983/84, pp. 41-42; Arthur B. and Sybil B. Kern, "Genealogical and Historical Research: On the Importance of Genealogical Methodology in Researching Early New England Folk Portraitists," in The Art of the Family: Genealogical Artifacts in New England (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2001), p. 267.
The Arthur & Sybil Kern Collection of American Folk Art
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