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Fine Miniature Portrait by J.H. Gillespie c1835

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Directory: Antiques: Decorative Art: Folk Art: Pre 1837 VR: Item # 657528

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A beautifully executed miniature folk art watercolor on paper portrait by J. H. Gillespie, housed in a metal locket with milled decoration on the reverse.

Gillespie was active on the East Coast of North America, Baltimore, New York, and Philadelphia around the 1829-1838 time period. Gillespie painted miniature portraits and silhouettes very carefully, and with great attention to detail. Features are crisply limned and his painting style is reflective of the works of artists who painted portraits on ivory.

The piece is 2 3/4 inches by 2 1/4 inches.