AMERICAN OR BRITISH SCHOOL (19TH CENTURY) FOLK ART PORTRAIT OF A CHILD, oil on canvas, a fine example featuring a bright-eyed girl in blue dress and coral necklace holding a straw poke bonnet with pink ribbon, seated on a fringed-blanket in a park-like setting with large Neoclassical home in the distance. No signature located. Housed in a period bird's eye maple frame. Circa 1820-1840. 25" x 20" sight, 29 3/4" x 24 3/4" OA. Provenance: From the private collection of James L. Medley, Jr., Lynchburg, VA.
Very good as-found condition with puncture and tear to canvas at center left edge near bonnet. Minor areas of craquelure and flaking/loss to paint at bottom edge and upper right corner. Canvas, possibly on original stretcher, dirty and in need of cleaning.