Arthur Spear (Massachusetts/California/District Of Columbia, 1879-1959) oil on canvas portrait painting titled "Ruth" depicting Ruth Norton White, daughter of Edward Little, as a young woman. She is depicted seated in a chair and attired in a white blouse and long floral skirt. Signed lower left "Arthur Spear" and titled en verso. Housed in a gilt and black Spanish style frame. Sight – 31" H 25" W. Framed – 36 3/4" H x 31" W. Circa 1944. Note: This painting was exhibited by The Warren Historical Society, Warren, ME in 1981 and is listed in the exhibit catalog on page 38. CONDITION: Light horizontal abrasion across mid section of painting, otherwise good condition. Scattered light wear to frame.
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