Attributed to Charles Baxter (English, 1809-1879), oil on canvas portrait of a lady wearing a red-plumed hat, her head tilted, with her hand at her neck showing a gold bracelet and ruby and diamond ring. She wears a gold locket on black cord around her neck, and a rose colored off-shoulder dress with teal bow and shawl. Landscape background. "C Baxter" signature lower left. Housed in an elaborate Louis XV style giltwood frame with ribbon and rocaille moldings and swept, pierced outer edges. Sight – 25" x 20 1/2". Framed – 33 1/2" x 29". Provenance: the estate of Dr. Howard T. DeHaven, Columbia, TN. CONDITION: Painting has been professionally conserved and has fine craquelure throughout, including impact crackle to forehead. 1 1/2" linear possible repair in hair, 1 1/2" possible repair upper left quadrant near frame edge (in background). 2 1/2" linear possible repair lower left along bottom of frame edge. Lot includes artist name plaque, detached from frame.
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