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Joseph Partridge (Rhode Island, 1792-1833)
Portrait of Moses Brown
Signed and dated "J.P. XII 1823" l.r., clipped signature of Brown mounted below the image.
Watercolor on paper, 4 1/2 x 4 1/2 in., in an ash frame.
Condition: Minor toning, not examined out of frame.
Provenance: James Abbe Jr., September 29, 1982.
Literature: Arthur B. and Sybil B. Kern, "Joseph Partridge, Painter," The Magazine Antiques, September 1984, p. 584; Arthur B. and Sybil B. Kern, "Genealogy 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 (New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, 2001), p. 251.
Exhibitions: Powder Horns to Portraits: Rhode Island Folk Art, Rhode Island Historical Society, Providence, Rhode Island, October 31, 1984-March 31, 1985.
Note: Inscribed on the back of the frame "This frame is made of wood grown on the grounds of Friends Boarding School."
Provenance: The Arthur & Sybil Kern Collection of American Folk Art.
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