Jane A. Davis (Connecticut/Rhode Island, 1821-1855)
Portrait of George B. Sisson of Warren, Rhode Island
Watercolor and pencil on paper, 5 x 3 3/4 in., in a molded and grain-painted frame, the back board inscribed "Geo B. Sisson/Aug 1851."
Condition: Minor toning, not examined out of frame.
Provenance: Stewart E. Gregory; Sotheby Parke Bernet, January 17, 1979, Lot 60; Just Us Antiques, Tucson, Arizona, December 12, 1979.
Exhibitions: Three New England Watercolor Painters, The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, November 16-December 22, 1974; The St. Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, Missouri, January 17-March 2, 1975; Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Art Museum, Williamsburg, Virginia, March 25-May 11, 1975; The Currier Gallery of Art, Manchester, New Hampshire, June 1-September 1, 1975; and Powder Horns to Portraits: Rhode Island Folk Art, Rhode Island Historical Society, Providence, Rhode Island, October 31, 1984-March 31, 1985.
Provenance: The Arthur & Sybil Kern Collection of American Folk Art.
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