M. W. Forster (Kentucky, 19th/20th Century) oil on panel bust portrait of an African American woman wearing a plaid kerchief and a 19th century dress against a grey background. Signed "M. W. Forster" lower left. Klauber Portraits, Fine Arts, Louisville, KY gallery label with title, artist's name "Miss M. W. Forster Louisville, Ky" en verso. Housed in a molded gilt wood frame. Sight – 16 1/4" H x 11 3/4" W. Framed – 22 3/8" H x 18" W. Late 19th.early 20th century. Note: Miss M. W. Forster, Crescent Hill, Louisville, KY was listed as a member of the Louisville Artists League in the American Art Directory circa 1898-1900 and was included among the names of artists who exhibited in the winter exhibition of the Louisville Art League in The Art Interchange, Vol. 42, 1899. CONDITION: Overall good condition with scattered small spots of exfoliation and some craquelure.
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