Pastel Portrait of a Young Girl


An endearing folk art portrait of a young girl, pastel on paper, unsigned. The portrait is of Mary Louisa Miller, (1846 - ?), a brown-eyed girl wearing a bright blue dress with a fine white lace collar and carrying a single pink rose. The pastel is in very good condition but with some buckling of the paper. Circa 1850, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania. 

Provenance: Sotheby Parke Bernet, Jan. 30, 1980.

Dimensions: 20¼” x 16½”; Viewed Area: 14¼” x 10½”

Item No. 200082

Price: $2,900.

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