Naïve portrait of a father and daughter, o/c, by Ammi Phillips. The father is wearing a black jacket, a vest and a black tie. The daughter is wearing a white dress, a red shoe and a coral necklace. She is seated on the arm of a sofa and is holding some flowers. The painting is in excellent condition, having been professionally conserved, and is in a period frame. Circa 1830-1840.
Ammi Phillips, (1788-1865), is recognized as the most prolific and one of the most important naive portraitists in nineteenth-century America. He was active in CT, MA and NY for five decades. The Museum of American Folk Art showed its first major exhibition devoted to the work of a single folk portraitist to "Ammi Phillips, Portrait Painter 1788–1865," on exhibit from October 16 to December 2, 1968. There have been numerous notable exhibits since then. Phillips’ paintings hang in many museums, too numerous to mention here. Needless to say, this painting would be a major addition to any serious folk art collection.
Dimensions: 36” x 30”; Viewed Area: 29¼” x 23¼”
Item No. 180293