Rufus Hathaway (Massachusetts, 1770-1822)
Portrait of a Boy with a Fife
Oil on canvas, 30 x 26 in., in a later molded black-painted frame with gilt liner.
Condition: Relined, repaired vertical tear in canvas with retouch.
Provenance: Joan Brownstein, American Antiques Show, New York, January 21, 2006.
Literature: Plain & Fancy: A Survey of American Folk Art, exhibition catalog.
Exhibitions: Plain & Fancy: A Survey of American Folk Art, Hirschl & Adler Galleries, New York, April 30-May 23, 1970.
Provenance: The Arthur & Sybil Kern Collection of American Folk Art.
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