Erastus Salisbury Field (Massachusetts/New York, c. 1805-1900)
Portrait of Deacon Harlow Pease
Oil on canvas, 35 x 28 3/4 in., in a black-painted and oak-leaf-stenciled frame.
Condition: Scattered very minor retouch.
Provenance: Thomas D. and Constance A. Williams, Litchfield, Connecticut; Stuart E. Gregory, Wilton, Connecticut; Sotheby's Parke-Bernet, January 27, 1979, Lot 250.
Literature: Exhibition catalog for Erastus Salisbury Field, 1805-1900; "Stewart E. Gregory Collection," The Magazine Antiques, January 1971, p. 113; Jacqueline Oak, "American Folk Portraits from the Collection of Sybil B. and Arthur B. Kern," The Magazine Antiques, September 1982, p. 568; Deborah Chotner, American Naive Paintings (National Gallery of Art, 1992), p. 124.
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