Portrait of a Boy on Wood Panel

 

 

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Attributed to Amanda Powers (a relative to Asahel Lynde Powers), Barnard, Vermont

c. 1840

Oil on wood panel. An original narrow, molded, wooden frame is directly attached with early nails to the front edge of the panel.

24" x 17 3/4"

A classic New England naive and charming portrait of a young boy.

A related example can be found in the collection of Shelburne Museum just south of Burlington, Vermont.  See: Paintings and Drawings at the Shelburne Museum, p. 146, fig. 335.

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