Child with Cat, Cradle, and Basket



Tear Sheet

Attributed to George Gassner (1811-1861), Probably Massachusetts or Rhode Island

c. 1840

Oil on canvas

33” x 27”, in a period carved frame with original grain-painted finish, 42 ¼” x 36” (by association)

Provenance: America Hurrah Antiques; Private CA collection, 1981

Literature: Brant and Cullman, Small Folk: A Celebration of Childhood in America, pg. 158, fig. 281; Schorsch, “The Myth of G. Gustemer and the Recognition of George Gassner,” Antiques & Fine Art, Vol XIV, Issue 1 (Winter/ Spring 2015), p. 161, fig. 9.