Pair of European companion husband and wife oil on canvas portrait paintings by Johann Nepomuk Mayer (Austrian, 1805-1866) depicting a young Victorian couple, the male attired in a black suit with gold pin and the female attired in a blue dress with blue velvet and white fur stole with brooch and lace wrap. Male signed and dated "Joh Nep Mayer" above the right shoulder, female signed and dated lower left. Housed in matching gilt and foliate carved frames. Sight – 26 1/4" H x 21 1/4" W. Framed – 31 1/4" H x 26 1/2" W. Provenance: The collection of internationally known ragtime pianist and historian Johnny Maddox, Gallatin, TN. CONDITION: Both with rubbing and losses to lower stretcher. Staining to right of female and vertical loss/scratch to the left of the female. Vertical scratch to left of male.
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