LATE 19TH CENTURY AMERICAN PORTRAIT / LANDSCAPE OIL ON CANVAS PAINTING
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With our highest compliments we're proud to offer for sale this great late 19th century American portrait / landscape painting of Mattie L Blaisdell. This painting is dated February 22, 1897 signed by the artist Matilda White of West Newbury MA. Written on the back of the canvas is as follows. " West Newbury, Mass. February 22, 1897.This portrait which I painted from a photograph of my cousin Mattie L Blaisdell, is to be her property on her eighteenth birthday February 22 1901 or whenever I die, if I should not live until then. Matilda White" An endearing gift and sentiment for her young cousin the painting is finely executed. Young Mattie is shown in a lovely printed blue dress with gold locket, rosy cheeks, and a basket of flowers amid a country landscape. The painting is stable on the canvas and stretcher with no rips or tears. This didn't come to us with a frame the previous owner had it displlayed on an easel. Framing this would be an easy job and would only added to it's beauty and value. The painting is 32" wide x 49 1/2" tall.