Pair of folk art portraits, oil on canvas. The gentleman is holding a book. The woman is wearing a bonnet and a blue shawl decorated with flowers. The gentleman’s portrait is signed on the back, “M.E. Simons paint/Feb 1835.” Milton E. Simons lived in New York State and was active during the 1830’s. The portraits are in their original black wooden frames constructed with wooden pins. Both portraits have been professionally conserved, relined with light scattered inpainting. The stretchers have been replaced.
Dimensions: 31” x 29”; Viewed Area: 25¼” x 23¼”
Item No. 210142