John F. Francis (Pennsylvania, 1808-1886) oil on canvas portrait painting titled “Two Sisters” depicting two young girls, one with dark blonde hair and with dark brown hair, both wearing white dresses, situated in a backdrop comprised of grey clouds. Signed “J.F. Francis” lower right. Gilt metal placard with artist’s name, dates, and titled, affixed lower center of frame. Housed in a gilt frame with an oval opening and rectangular surround with lambs’ tongue rabbet edge. Sight – 28 7/8″ H x 24″ W. Framed – 36″ H x 31 3/4″ W. American, mid/late 19th century. CONDITION: Overall good condition. Relined with restoration visible under UV light, primarily to left side of blonde sister’s head, scattered areas in sky and the girls’ bodices.
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