Portrait of a Child
Unknown American Artist
Oil on Heavy Paper Laid on a Stretcher Frame
17 1/2” x 15 1/2”
This small oil (circa 1840) was painted on a layered paper and then attached to a stretcher frame as would an oil on canvas most often be found. This unusual technique might offer a clue to the artist’s identity. Good original condition including the frame. Some wide craquelure to the paint surface. Otherwise without issue. Frame with loss to gold leaf though never over painted.