Double Portrait of a Lady and Gentleman in a Landscape

 

 

 



Attributed to Jacob Maentel (1778-1863) Lancaster, Pennsylvania or New Harmony, Indiana

c. 1835-1840

Watercolor, pen and pencil on paper

16” x 14 ¾”; in original gilded frame, 22” x 20 ¼”

Provenance: Dargate Auction Galleries, Pittsburgh, PA, 1 June 1997; Private NY Collection

There are few exterior scenes painted by Jacob Maentel as powerful and direct as this watercolor.  Both the size of the paper and the execution of the subject matter add to its importance.

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