Rare Pair of Portraits of a Boy Holding a Red Book and a Girl Holding a Bouquet of Flowers
Probably painted in New England
Unsigned, artist unidentified, ca. 1820-1830.
Watercolor on woven paper. In contemporary frames.
26″ x 21 1/4″ framed.
Condition: Very good, minor toning. Recently cleaned (see full condition report).
This rare and charming pair of portraits is most likely brother and sister. Although primitive in nature and executed by an itinerant artist, they are well thought out. The draftsmanship of the faces of the sitters is rendered with great attention to the details. One of the more notable qualities of the paintings are the strong,vibrant colors which have aged and oxidized with little fading.
Provenance: John Walton, early 1980’s, Griswold, CT.
N. Liverant and Son, early 1980’s, Colchester, CT
Mr. and Mrs. Jerome, Jewett City, CT
Dimensions: 26" x 21 1/4" framed
Item ID: WoA-WoP-WC 072