Micah Williams (1782-1837), New York
Pastel on paper on the original strainer. The original frame is gilded with some restoration to the appliqued corners.
31 x 27"
The back of this portrait is lined with newspaper from Salem, New York dated 1830 at the time the artist was painting in New York. There is also a note attached and envelope revealing this portrait descended in the families of David Bell of Bridgeport, Connecticut and the Allison family of Chateaugay, New York.
The sitter of this portrait wears a fashionable tortoise shell comb amidst an elaborately curled hair style. With her proud poise she set the stage for a delightful likeness. A classic Micah Williams’ portrait of his New York period (1828-1831).