Attributed to Joseph Partridge (Rhode Island/England, b. 1792)
Portrait of Isaac Cowell
Watercolor and ink on paper, 5 x 3 3/4 in., in a gilt-gesso frame.
Condition: Minor toning.
Provenance: Descended through the family of Miss Elizabeth Jones, Milton, New Hampshire; Roger Bacon, 1970; Sotheby's, The Bertram K. and Nina F. Little Collection, Part II, October 21, 1994.
Exhibitions: New England on Land and Sea, An Exhibition from the Collection of Bertram K. and Nina F. Little, The Peabody Museum, Massachusetts, Salem, September 7, 1970.
Note: The Index to War of 1812 Pension Files lists Isaac Cowell as living in Lebanon, Maine, married to Lucy Cottle as his first wife and to Mercy Keith as his second. The Partridge attribution is based on similarity to signed watercolors of Moses Brown and Joseph Chapman.
The Arthur & Sybil Kern Collection of American Folk Art
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