Mid-19th century American oil on canvas portrait depicting two young girls seated against a landscape backdrop with a tree. The older darkhaired girl is attired in a period dark velvet dress, the younger girl attired in a blue dress with lace trim and holding a bouquet of wildflowers. Signed and dated en verso “CR Palmer/Painter/Wilmington/Oct 1848. Hiram Holzer, New York gallery label en verso. Housed in a gilt and gesso wood frame. Sight – 33 1/4″ H x 26″ W. Framed – 43 3/8″ H x 36 1/4” W. CONDITION: Canvas has been relined. Area of repair upper left quadrant. Rubbing to perimeter, left side and lower margin. Later added gilt paint to frame with some scattered losses.
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