19th Century American Folk Art Brial Portraitt

Wonderful American Folk Art Bridal Portrait on Panel

Measuring 13″ x 11″ sight in a period gilt frame 16 3/4″ x 14 1/2″, this charming naive portrait is executed on a basswood panel. The portrait is unsigned and the sitter is not identified. The scale of the piece, the beauty of the sitter, and the primitive treatment of all but the face are all qualities that cast this into the best category of folk art portraiture. There is a minor are of restorative inpainting in a horizontal band across the top edge, and some later varnish, but there’s no restoraion in the figure other than some pin dot touch ups that reveal under black light.


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