This is a lovely watercolor folk portrait of a young lady, circa 1830. She has hair that is parted in the center and pulled straight down towards the ear which it makes a big curl toward the face. The back is pulled into a hair knot on the back of her head. She has brown eyes and a pale complexion. These are lovely with her white dress, which has a very wide set neckline. From the neckline, her puffed sleeves are topped by softly pleated mancherons (the detail at the top of the sleeves). Her pale complexion and dark hair look wonderful with the long drop coral earrings she wears. She also wears a short strand of pearls and a long necklace that might be made of braided hair. She resides in a period, but not original, veneer frame (it might be rosewood or mahogany) that measures 6 7/8” x 7 7/8” with a sight size of 2 ¾” x 3 7/8”. The portrait is in lovely condition. The frame has light surface wear as expected. A thin section of veneer is missing around 3 of the edges. Circa 1820.