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