We are offering
1840s American Portraits, Oil Paintings, Husband and
Wife, Chicago, Illinois
American Portraiture was at a zenith in 19th century
Our couple is from the Jacksonian period of the American Empire, circa
The emerging middle and upper middle classes,' of this period were
that were once exclusive to wealthy ancestors.
Setting our couple apart from less expensive examples of
is the artist's added attention to the sitters’ face and dress.
These portraits took longer to paint and held more valid in
to the sophistication of a European hand.
Purchased in the 1950s, these portraits came to us by way
an auction house in Chicago, Illinois.
Our best guess is the husband-and-wife
portraits were commissioned in Chicago
in the first half of the 19th century.
Dimensions are the same for both: Both Portraits Framed size: 35 1/2" high x 35 1/2" wide
Both portraits without frames size: 29 1/2" high x 23 1/2"
Condition: Professionally Cleaned, Canvas Laid on Board, Very minor Overpaint,
Excellent Condition. Previously re-framed Id. 500 Loc. F