We love this folk portrait! From his well-coifed hair brown, red mutton chops, upright posture, well-defined facial features, plaid waist-coat, and little hand holding his jacket lapel, this guy has it! He has that folk look that makes us smile. He is surrounded by an engraved, patterned paper with a geometric design with a very Moorish feel. He resides in a wonderful, red-painted period frame that is pegged in the corners. Framed size is 8” x 9” with a sight size of 6” x 7”. Very good condition with minor discoloration and a few spots. The portrait and surround is laid onto a card of the same period. The paper is slightly wavy—the wave is very exaggerated by photography (as are most flaws). It is hardly noticeable in person. The painting was purportedly discovered in Northern Indiana. Circa 1840.
Provenance: Collection of the late Theodore "Ted" and Alvina Breckel, Oley, PA and Winnetka, IL; David L. Good, York (PA) Show, 10/3/2003.