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Early 19th Century American Folk Art Painting of a Young Lady



A truly great example of Americana. This half-length portrait features a young lady with a black headband and a dappled blue background. The frame is period and most likely original to the painting with amazing paint color and dated 1811 on the reverse. Pen, ink and watercolor on paper in a painted oval. The painting measures: 2.75" x 2.5" and with the frame 5" x 3.75". Extensive provenance: Don Walters, Ron Merican, David Wheatcroft, Private collection UK.


  • Dimensions
    Height: 5 in. (12.7 cm)Width: 3.75 in. (9.53 cm)Depth: 1 in. (2.54 cm)
  • Style
    Folk Art (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Very good overall condition for its age. The paint on the frame is nice and dry and early.
  • Seller Location
    Boulder, CO
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU1017621962382

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    Ships From: Boulder, CO
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