Ammi Phillips (1788-1865) American, lived/active in Connecticut and New York
Portrait of a Gentleman Holding a Book Seated in a Painted Chair
Unsigned, ca. 1835-1840.
Inscribed on verso: Leonard Newton Ellis…N.Y. died 1844
Oil on canvas.
Condition: Fine condition (see full condition report).
This portrait was most likely painted during Phillips’ “Kent Period”, ca. 1836-1838. His portraits painted during this period feature darker backgrounds in contrast with brilliant patches of bright color, as seen in the painted chair. His subjects were often painted with elegant graceful poses and facial expressions. This work seems to embody all these characteristics and likenesses.
Provenance: Marquerite Riordan
Dimensions: 31" x 25"; 35 1/2" x 29 1/4" framed
Item ID: WoA-AMP-OC 521