19th century American school oil on canvas portrait of a lady, three-quarter length, depicting a dark haired woman with upswept hair, seated and attired in a black dress with lace collar and sleeves and gold brooch; holding a red book with a floral bouquet above her right shoulder. Housed in a molded gilt wood frame. Unsigned. Sight – 29 5/8" H x 24" W. Framed – 35 1/4" H x 30" W. CONDITION: Canvas relined with overall light craquelure. Some minor buckling noted to upper and lower margins. Frame corner separation upper right, some scattered abrasions and minor losses to the frame.
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