Folk art portrait of a girl, pencil and watercolor on paper. Subject is identified in pencil en verso as Margaret Adamson, age 6 3/4 or 7 years. She holds a small red book and stands in front of a door, partly visible behind a red drape background. Appears unsigned; not examined out of frame. Sight – 7" H x 5 3/8" W. Original wood panel frame – 10 1/2" H x 8 7/8" W. Second quarter 19th century. Provenance: Private Tennessee collection, purchased in the 1980s in Bowling Green, Kentucky. CONDITION: Fading and toning throughout; a half dozen tiny scratches/abrasions to paper on neck and face of subject. Frame has some minor wear, shrinkage and scratches; back panel has been cut and hinged to allow viewing of inscription en verso of paper.
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