Folk Art Pastel Portraits
American, 19th century. Pastel on paper. A pair of half-length portraits of a husband and wife, each wearing period attire and set against a green background, the woman holding a book, the frame backboards inscribed in pencil Russell Hills Hudson and Ms. Russell Hills Hudson respectively, otherwise unsigned, housed in matching wood frames; each 24.25 x 18.75 in. (sight).
Some moisture stains, toning, and foxing (mostly visible on the back of the paper). Horizontal folding crease through center of both portraits. Portrait of man with a smaller vertical crease and a small tear near his head. Some chips to paper near edges. Frames with some surface wear and chips.