John Brewster, Jr. Folk Art Portrait of Young Lady - Lot #: 156

oil on oil cloth of a young lady in black, lace trimmed dress, identified in period pencil on stretcher "Louella J. Bartlett" (Case), daughter of Levi & Abigail Bartlett, 1807-1857; 22 x 26" in original gilt frame, 23.75 x 28" high. Old Sotheby's N.Y. tag on frame and Ms. Label with artist identification. John Brewster Jr. (1766-1854) was a prolific, deaf itinerant painter who produced many charming portraits of well-off New England families, especially their children. He lived much of the latter half of his life in Buxton, Maine, recording the faces of much of Maine's elite society of his time (Wikipedia 2016)
Condition: Paint loss upper right corner, uneven cleaning from previous restorer, Possible inpaint in background.
Estimate: $800 - $1200