American School, 19th century folk art oil on canvas portrait of a young brunette woman wearing a brown dress and a coral necklace, against a brown background. Unsigned. Housed in a later frame with grain painted faux rosewood veneer and gilt wood rabbet edge. Sight – 19 1/2″ H x 15 5/8″ W. Framed – 25 3/4″ H x 21 3/4″ W. Provenance: Collection of Wilma & Jack Murray, Knoxville, TN. CONDITION: Overall good condition with craquelure. Canvas has been relined. Stretcher marks visible to perimeter of canvas. Canvas fluoresces to arms, face, hair, and top left and right of background, largest 1 1/2″ x 1/2″, under blacklight inspection indicating retouch. Areas of loss, largest 4 3/8″, to frame veneer.
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