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Superb Folk Portrait of Young Girl; c1835

Superb Folk Portrait of Young Girl; c1835

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Directory: Antiques: Decorative Art: Folk Art: Pre 1837 VR: Item # 538820

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This is a charmingly rendered watercolor on paper portrait of an attractive little girl, leaning against a hillock of red flowers amidst green foliage. The artist has chosen to omit details in the background, and, instead, draws the viewer's focus to the subject by limning her dress in a bright blue, and having her hold several flowers in her hand. The work possesses a whimsy and naivete that brings a smile to one's face, as good folk art often does.

Sight size is 6 3/4" by 5 1/2", and the framed size is 10 1/2" by 9 1/2". Condition is excellent, with no tears or creases, paint loss, or restoration. The inner frame, liner, and backboard are period and appear to be original.

Works of this type and quality have been bringing substantial prices at auction, and this would make a nice addition to any collection or dealer inventory.