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Pastel Portrait of a Woman by Micah Williams

Pastel Portrait of a Woman by Micah Williams

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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).

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~ ITEM DETAILS ~

Dimensions: 31 x 27"
Date / Circa: Circa 1830
Maker / Origin: Micah Williams (1782-1837), New York
Medium: Pastel on paper on the original strainer. The original frame is gilded with some restoration to the appliqued corners.
Miscellaneous: 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.
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