Mary Jane Peale (American, 1827-1902) oval oil on canvas portrait depicting a little girl with blonde ringlets. A scanned photograph of the back of the canvas taken prior to its relining shows the inscription, "Fanny Adam painted by Mary J. Peale Pottsville 1857". Titled, signed, and dated 1857. Stretcher is labeled H. Krausz Artists' Colors and Materials, Philadelphia. Housed in the original oval giltwood molded frame. Sight – 19 3/8" x 16 1/4" W. Framed – 24 3/4" H x 21 1/2" W. 19th century. Biography (courtesy Askart: The Artist's Bluebook): Mary Jane Peale was the daughter of Rubens Peale and a member of the famous Peale family of portraitists. She studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and in Paris at L'Ecole des Beaux-Arts and was best known for her portraits and still life paintings. Condition: Painting has been relined. Scattered small losses to frame. Condition: Painting has been relined. Scattered small losses to frame.
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