Portrait of a Lady With a Rose - Ammi Phillips

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Portrait of a lady with a rose, o/c, Ammi Phillips, (1788-1865). The portrait is of Maria Van Leuvan Overbagh, (Mrs. Peter Abraham Overbagh), (1783-1832), painted either in Pine Plains, NY or Saugerties, NY. She is wearing a black dress with a two-layer pleated collar, a simple ruffled bonnet tied under her chin, and a single-strand black necklace with a black heart-shaped pendant. Mrs. Overbagh is seated with her left elbow resting on a round table and holding a rose in her right hand. The portrait is in good condition, having been professionally cleaned and conserved.

Ammi Phillips was one of America's premier folk artists of the 19th century, active in Connecticut, New York and Massachusetts for five decades.

Provenance: Ferargil Galleries, NY as of 1931, purchased from them by Brewster Board, (Washingtonville, NY) for Mrs. Myra Carter Church of New York City. Sold with other items in her estate at the Samuel Marks Galleries in New York City in 1944 to Howard Sherwood, (Founder of the Society for Preservation of Long Island Antiquities), and bequeathed to the Society in 1965. On public exhibit as of 1962 at the Sherwood-Jayne House in East Satauket, LI, private collection. Subject of a letter to the Editor, Berkshire Eagle, October 12, 1959, p18. See "My People - The Works of Ammi Phillips, Vol 1", by David R. Allaway, plate 359, June 2019.

Dimensions: 29.25" x 35.25"; Viewed Area: 23.75" x 29.75"

Item No. 190271

Price: $12,000.

 

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