American School oil on canvas painting depicting a seated woman in 19th century black dress with white lace collar and gold brooch, holding a book in her left hand and resting her right elbow against a small table against a red background. Unsigned. Housed in a carved giltwood Rococo style frame with pierced corners. Sight – 29″ H x 24 1/2″ W. Framed – 39 1/2″ H x 34 1/2″ W. Mid 19th century. CONDITION: Overall good condition with craquelure. Buckling to canvas. Areas of paint rubbing, loss, largest 1/2″. Areas of loss to frame. Frame not original.
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