Joseph Whiting Stock (Massachusetts, 1815-1855)
Portrait of a Woman in Black
Oil on canvas, 30 x 25 in., in an ogee molded giltwood frame.
Condition: Relined; scattered spots, lines, and small areas of retouch, including to face, neck, and hands.
Provenance: From the auction of a dealer's collection in Woodstock, Vermont; to Winifred Harding; to Gerald W. Moory of Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts; Auction, Sotheby's Parke Bernet, June 21, 1979, Lot 200.
Literature: Exhibition catalog Joseph Whiting Stock, Smith College Museum of Art, February 4, 1977, #36, p. 40; Jacqueline Oak, "American Folk Portraits in the Collection of Sybil B. and Arthur B. Kern," The Magazine Antiques, September 1982, p. 567; exhibition catalog A Useful Trade: 19th Century Itinerant Portrait Artists, p. 17.
Exhibitions: Joseph Whiting Stock, Smith College Museum of Art, February 4-March 20, 1977; Reflections of 19th Century America: Folk Art from the Collection of Sybil B. and Arthur B. Kern, Museum of Our National Heritage, Lexington, Massachusetts, September 19, 1979-June 15, 1980; A Useful Trade: 19th Century Itinerant Portrait Artists, Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, Brattleboro, Vermont, October 25-November 25, 1984 and Holyoke Museum, Holyoke, Massachusetts, December 5, 1984-January 30, 1985.
The Arthur & Sybil Kern Collection of American Folk Art
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