Portrait of a Gentleman with a Landscape View of a Paddle Wheeler on a River
American School, probably New England or New York.
Oil on canvas
36″ x 30 1/2″ framed
Condition: Excellent condition, unlined on original white pine stretcher. Virturally no inpainting under ultra-violet light. In a period gilt frame.
Provenance: Peter Tillou, 1975. Private Collection, Connecticut.
The sitter appears to be a wealthy merchant or sea captain. The artist has captured this by incorporating a view or glimpse of his estate in the distance. The manner in which he is painted, the posturing, clothing, formal chair, also suggest his status in society.
Item ID: WoA-AMO-OC 407