Early 19th century American oval oil on canvas portrait of Julia Octavia Wingate Clapp, attributed to Joseph W. Badger (New York, mid-19th century). Subject is attired in an off the shoulder white dress with red wrap and with feather pieces adorning her brunette hair. Unsigned. Metropolitan Museum of Art label en verso of painting reading "Title: Mrs. C. Q. Clapp /Artist: Badger/Owner: Mary S. Ray/Return to: 57 Clinton -Maine". Housed in a oval fluted and cove molded gilt wood frame stamped en verso for the New York frame making shop of Del Vecchio. Sight – 28" H x 23 1/2" W. Framed – 38" H x 33" W. Provenance: Estate of Charles Boyd Coleman, Jr., Chattanooga, TN, by descent from Lewis Minor Coleman and his wife, Mary Ambler Marshall Coleman (daughter of James K. Marshall and granddaughter of U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Marshall (1755-1835); their son, Lewis M. Coleman Jr. was related to the family of U.S. War Secretary Major General Henry Dearborn (1751-1829) by his marriage to Julia Wingate Boyd, daughter of Annette Maria Dearborn Boyd. Annette was the daughter of Greenleaf Dearborn (1786-1846) and his wife Pamela August Gilman (1802-1880) and was the great-granddaughter of Gen. Dearborn on her mother's side). Note: This portrait is shown in an albumen silver print that has descended through the Coleman family. The identity of the house interior is unknown at this time but speaks to this piece of having a long history within the family. Note: Julia Octavia Wingate was the wife of Charles Quincy Clapp, daughter of Joshua Wingate/Julia Caskalina Dearborn and Asa Clapp/Elizabeth Wendell Quincy and granddaughter of Henry Dearborn. Maj. Gen. Henry Dearborn was on President George Washington's staff during the Revolutionary War and Asa Clapp served as a soldier during the Revolutionary War from 1776-1779. CONDITION: Most likely relined. Heavy craquelure, esp. to top and bottom. Varnish discoloration to sitter's face. Minor losses to bottom right. Canvas has significant grime and dust on surface. Some wear to the frame, likely regilt.
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