Southern School, oil on canvas portrait of a lady. The subject, a woman in a silver lace trimmed dress, is depicted seated and holding a locket containing a portrait of a man; she is flanked by columns, with red drape, potted plant and cloudy sky in the background. Unsigned. Housed in a Rococo Revival style giltwood and composition frame with applied foliate moldings. Sight – 22 1/4" H x 15 1/2" W. Framed – 32" H x 25 1/2" W. Circa 1850. Provenance: Property of the Birmingham Museum of Art. Condition: Blacklight indicates inpainting to majority of facial area, area on left side collar and tops of the subject's forearms. Losses to frame, especially lower left corner. Oil on canvas appears to be laid on board.
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