Two Framed Portraits of Women:
Woman with a Bowl of Fruit, unsigned, inscribed "111/Dessauer" on a label on the frame backing panel, reverse painting on glass, 9 7/8 x 7 1/2 in. (25.0 x 19.0 cm); and Nicholas Biddle Kittell (American, 1822-1894), Portrait of a Young Woman in a Mob Cap, signed and dated "...B. Kittell/1875" l.r., with a label from Mark White, Fine Art Dealer, London, on the frame backing, oil on academy board, 12 x 10 in. (20.5 x 25.3 cm).
Condition: Both with paint losses, Cap with varnish inconsistencies and surface imperfections.
Signature on the Mob Cap is hidden beneath the spandrel of the frame.
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