Stylish, Luminous Young Woman-in Green Chair
Folk Art Portrait
Probably New England, ca 1830’s. Oil on canvas, in original and special paint-decorated frame. The fresh-faced young woman in lacy high-waisted dress, with red belting, seated in a green-painted chair, holding-open a large red book. Her understated yet classic jewelry (gold necklace with pendant, fancy earrings and tortoise-shell comb-the colors of which echoed in the paint decorated frame)-speak to an upscale environment. Her relaxed posed suggests she enjoyed having her portrait taken. Excellent condition, with minor in-painting, small patch on reverse. Frame size about 33 1/2 inches x 27 ½. Site size about 29 ¼ inches x 23.