J. Chanton (American, 19th Century) reverse painting on glass titled "Daniel Boone" depicting a full body silhouette of the folk hero in a wilderness setting and holding a rifle against a multicolored sky. Set in a classical style columned facade, title banner below. Signed and dated "1817" lower left. Handwritten postcard by J. Emerson Greenaway (1906-1990) director of the Free Library of Philadelphia, dated December 5, 1986, detailing his acquisition of painting 12 years prior from a woman in New Jersey who bought it from a dealer or auction house in New York, and a handwritten note from Bessie Moore dated April 7, 1991 stating that it had been given to her by Greenaway and that he believed it was executed during Boone's lifetime, both affixed en verso. Housed in a wooden frame with a gilt rabbet edge. Sight – 10 1/4" H x 8 1/8" W. Framed – 13 1/4" H x 11" W. Early 19th century. CONDITION: Overall good condition with areas of loss to paint, including part of the "n" on the artist's name. Areas of loss to frame. Not examined outside of frame.
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