This lady arrived last week. The auction house didn't investigate what was under the linen covering on the back. I removed it and found her name, details of her life, and the name and location of the artist.
This lovely girl has one of those wraps just like the one in an earlier post. I am dating her ca.1835 until I hear from my clothing expert blog reader.
This matron was listed as American ca. 1850 or earlier.
A close up of a kind soul.
Everything a primitive collector could wish for.
Now here's a dandy guy holding a red rose.