Jane A. Davis (Connecticut/Rhode Island, 1821-1855)
Profile Portrait of a Gentleman in a Black Jacket
Water and pencil on paper, 5 1/2 x 4 1/2 in., in a black-painted molded frame.
Condition: Spotting to background, not examined out of frame.
Provenance: Collection of Herbert W. Hemphill Jr., Sotheby Parke Bernet, February 1, 1985, Lot 439.
Literature: Catalog for the exhibition Three New England Watercolor Painters, 1974, p. 51.
Exhibitions: Museum of American Folk Art, New York, before 1969; The Herbert Wade Hemphill Jr. Collection of 18th, 19th, and 20th Century American Folk Art, Columbus Museum of Arts and Crafts, Columbus, Georgia, November 9, 1974-February 2, 1975; 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.
Provenance: The Arthur & Sybil Kern Collection of American Folk Art.
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