German school watercolor on ivory miniature portrait, identified en verso in faint pencil as Carl Storck. Subject is a dark haired young man in a blue waistcoat with pink and white striped vest. Square ebonized wood frame with round gilded rabbet edge. 2-1/4″ diameter sight, 4-1/2″ square framed. German, first quarter 19th century. Provenance: estate of Margaret Storck Hart, Buffalo, NY. Note: Franz Carl Storck, born circa 1796, was the father of Dr. Edward S. Storck (born Baden Baden, 1831), grandfather of Margaret Storck Hart. Condition: Some moisture damage to lower edge background, not affecting subject image.
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