Life in Old South Central Alabama

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South of Birmingham, Alabama, United States
I am an antique trader in central Alabama....I love old houses... My log home was built in 1817 by my ancestors Benjamin and Hannah Harless Wilson .............. Outside the house are herb gardens and lots of pass-along plants................ No one in Alabama is in a hurry about anything......... Visitors think that the garden needs weeding and the furniture needs polishing....I am a direct descendant of Joseph Towne, whose two sisters Rebecca Towne Nurse and Mary Towne Easty were hanged in Salem, Massachusetts, in 1692 as witches. I am also a direct descendant of Pocahontas and husband John Rolfe.

Saturday, July 11, 2015

American Lady circa 1800

This lovely lady has arrived in fine condition.  She measures 25 x 30.  Her head is so high in the painting I wonder if the canvas wasn't cut down sometime and might have been more of a 40 x 50 originally.   She was in the catalog as American, ca. 1800.   I suspect she is wearing a fashionable wig. 

The frame appeared to be newer but when I saw the back I could tell it had some age also.   As usual, there are no identifying marks and no name of the sitter or the artist.  

1 comment:

  1. She is a lovely lady and would look perfect on my gallery wall with my other lady