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Joseph Davis (Maine/New Hampshire, 1811-1865)
Maria Jane Cram: Aged 20 years 1833
Unsigned, titled below the image.
Watercolor, pencil, and ink on paper, 10 x 7 in., in a molded gilt frame.
Condition: Minor toning, scattered small spots, fading.
Provenance: Charles Libby, Sanford, Maine; Edward J. Sullivan; Hugh Williamson Kelly, Lancaster, Pennsylvania; Skinner, October 28, 1989, Lot 1274.
Literature: Gail and Norbert H. Savage and Esther Sparks, Three New England Watercolor Painters (The Art Institute of Chicago, 1974), p. 58.
Provenance: The Arthur & Sybil Kern Collection of American Folk Art.
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