James Sanford Ellsworth (American, 1802/03-1874)
Miniature Portrait of a Young Man
Watercolor on paper, 2 7/8 x 2 1/4 in., in a modern gilt molded frame.
Condition: Minor toning, evidence of a previous oval mat.
Provenance: The Lucy B. Mitchell Collection.
Literature: Illustrated and described in Lucy B. Mitchell, The Paintings of James Sanford Ellsworth, Itinerant Folk Artist, 1802-1978 (Colonial Williamsburg Foundation: Williamsburg, Virginia, 1974), pp. 72-73, fig. A70.
Exhibitions: James Sanford Ellsworth, Itinerant Folk Artist, 1802-1873, Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Collection, Williamsburg, Virginia, October 13-December 1, 1974.
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