American School, mid-19th Century, New England oil on canvas portrait depicting a young woman attired in black, with long black hair and seated against a red curtain background. She wears an oval brooch and holds an object in her left hand, possibly a parasol or chatelaine. Housed in a painted wood frame. Sight – 28 1/4" H x 23" W. Framed – 34 3/8" H x 29 1/8" W. Provenance: Collection of Wilma and Jack Murray, Knoxville, TN. CONDITION: Overall cracquelure with stretcher creases. Relined. Scattered inpainting along hair line and 4 repaired cracks to sitter's face with inpainting, largest 2"L, evident under black light. 3" x 2" repaired area upper right corner.
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