English School, mid 19th century oil on canvas (laid down on board) portrait of an adolescent girl with blonde ringlets and white dress, hands clasped, standing in front of a window with drape at one side and table holding a vase of flowers at right. Unsigned. Housed in a gilt wood frame with egg and dart running pattern. Sight – 35" H x 27" W. Framed – 41" H x 33" W. Provenance: Private Nashville collection. CONDITION: Canvas laid down on board, small patch of inpaint to forehead (under 1/2") with face in otherwise good condition; considerable overpaint to dress, especially at shoulder area, scattered overpaint to background and drapery area. 1/2" flake to upper center background. 3" area of board showing through under canvas at right center edge. Scattered craquelure and alligatoring to surface, possibly from heat blistering.
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