Asahel Lynde Powers (Vermont, 1813-1843)
Man with Quill
Signed and inscribed "Ptd, by A.L. Powers/Springfield, Vt. June 24th, 1836" on the reverse.
Oil on canvas, 25 3/4 x 25 in., in a split-baluster frame.
Condition: Unlined, two punctures in upper half repaired with mattress ticking with associated inpainting, minor inpainting elsewhere.
Provenance: Fred Haight, Coxsackie, New York; Skinner, May 11, 1978, Lot 58.
Literature: Asahel Powers, Painter of Vermont Faces, exhibition catalog, plate 39.
Exhibitions: Asahel Powers, Painter of Vermont Faces, Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Collection, Williamsburg, Virginia, October 14-December 2, 1973; Reflections of 19th Century America: Folk Art from the Collection of Sybil B. and Arthur B. Kern, Museum of Our National Heritage, Lexington, Massachusetts, September 19, 1979-June 15, 1980.
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