English School, 19th century oil on canvas three quarter length portrait of a young fair haired boy, depicted seated with his right arm resting on a stack of books including Lyttleton's History of England and Collier's Dictionary, and holding another book in his hand. Subject is attired in a dark suit and blue necktie, against a muted brown backdrop. Housed in an antique, likely original gilt carved frame with acanthus and rope moldings. Wiebold Studios restoration label en verso. Sight – 29 5/8" H x 24 1/4" W. Framed – 37 3/4" H x 32" W. Provenance: Private Kentucky collection. CONDITION: Relined. Craquelure, including impact crackle to cheek and chest; 1/2" circle of whitish residue to lap area; couple of drops of red paint to subject's elbow and upper left background. Frame with scattered cracks, repairs and losses to gilding, plus some traces of later yellow paint.
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