Noah North (New York, 1809-1880)
Portrait of Dewit Clinton Fargo
Inscribed and dated "By Noah North/No 11th/Mr. Dewit Clinton Fargo/Who died July 7th 1833/AE 12 years," on the back of the panel.
Oil on panel, 26 x 21 in., in a gilt-molded frame.
Condition: Minor inpainting in craquelure.
Provenance: Collection of William E. Wiltshire, Sotheby Parke Bernet, November 6, 1975, Lot 621; Sotheby Parke Bernet, April 30, 1981, Lot 40.
Literature: Nancy C. Muller and Jacqueline Oak, "Noah North (1809-1880)," The Magazine Antiques, November 1977, pp. 72, 88.
Provenance: The Arthur & Sybil Kern Collection of American Folk Art.
Scattered retouch to cracquelure in the background and to lines along right and left edge of board adjacent to frame edge. Minor retouch in the hair; tiny spot of retouch to the next to sitter's right eye; retouch at edge of forehead.
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