19th century American folk art portrait depicting a little girl with blond hair pulled back from her face by a comb, attired in pink ruffled dress and seated in a painted Sheraton "fancy" chair; she holds a ball on string with two rectangular objects at her feet. Housed in a painted wood frame. Sight – 29 5/8" H x 24 1/2" W. Framed – 32 1/2" H x 27 1/2" W. Mid Atlantic, 2nd quarter of the 19th century. Provenance: Millie Music Estate, Bristol, Virginia. CONDITION: Relined. Alligator craquelure overall with numerous areas of losses and inpainting to background and bottom quarter of painting evident on black light photo. Slight inpainting to girl's face on forehead and down left side to neck and chin. Largest areas of inpainting are 8" L. at center top and "c" shaped area 1" x 1" at middle right. Vertical cracks down right and left sides, length of painting. Frame may not be original.
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