Attributed to H.K. Goodman (American, 19th Century)
Portrait of Ananias Mowry
Unsigned, sitter identified on a label on the back of the frame.
Oil on canvas, 31 x 26 in., in a gilt molded frame.
Condition: Relined, repaired tears and punctures with associated retouch.
Provenance: Robert H. Glass Auction, Smithfield, Rhode Island, October 29, 1978.
Literature: Jacqueline Oak, "American Folk Portraits in the Collection of Sybil B. and Arthur B. Kern," The Magazine Antiques, September 1982, p. 569.
Exhibitions: Reflections of 19th Century America: Folk Art from the Collection of Sybil B. and Arthur B. Kern, Museum of Our National Heritage, Lexington, Massachusetts, September 19, 1979-June 15, 1980.
Note: According to genealogical records, Ananias Mowry was born 1771 and died 1842. He is buried in Smithfield, Rhode Island.
Provenance: The Arthur & Sybil Kern Collection of American Folk Art.
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