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.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Portrait of a lady

                   I really like the new lady who arrived at my Alabama home this morning.
The canvas measures 25" x 30"

Back of canvas.

The canvas seems to have been reinforced by something grey in color.

The artist scratched his name in the paint before it dried.

The year is 1899.  He was 80 at the time and living in Kentucky.


The painting has an almost out of focus, mystical look.

She would have been a wealthy citizen of Louisville, Kentucky or the surrounding area, as the artist did not travel any more due to his age, according to his biographer in Germany.

Canvas housed in frame.



Frame dimensions are 34" x 39"