American School, 19th Century Portraits of John Nielson and His Wife Lydia (Mendenhall), Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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- American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2838M
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- August 09, 2015 10:00AM
American School, 19th Century
Portraits of John Nielson and His Wife Lydia (Mendenhall), Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Unsigned, each inscribed with the sitters' names and location on the reverse.
Oil on canvas, 28 1/2 x 23 1/4 in., in period mitered wood frames with gilt liners.
Condition: Both with craquelure and scattered minute paint losses.
Note: A genealogical search finds that Lydia Maria Mendenhall was born August 6, 1787, in Wilmington, Delaware, the oldest of six children born to Thomas and Mary (Zane) Mendenhall. Lydia married John Nielson on July 28, 1810 in Delaware, Pennsylvania.
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