Rare and important naive portraits of attractive twin girls holding cats, oil on canvas, unsigned.
These portraits date from circa 1830-1840, and were painted in New York State or New England. The gold leaf frames are of the period but are not original.
The portraits have been professionally cleaned and restored to reveal brightly colored blue dresses and matching shoes, and coral necklaces. There has been some inpainting, mostly in the background areas. Neither portrait, however, has been relined.
Dimensions: 30" high x 24" wide (each portrait)
Item No. 110299