P. Shorts 1822 Folk Art Portrait of Young Lady - Lot #: 161

Watercolor on paper, of a lovely young black haired lady wearing white Empire wasted gown with blue ribbons at waste and cuffs, holding a key basket and scroll, with red painted carpet, canopy bed and window casement in background; signed in ink along lower margin "P. Shorts Painted" and at left Sophiasburgh July 19th 1822"; 6.2 x 7.2" high, sight, matted and framed12.5 x 14.5".
Condition: Very minor damp stain at margins, minor surface wear, else fine
Estimate: $100 - $200