Pair Of Antique American Folk Art Child Portrait Watercolor Paintings Circa 1850! For sale we have a pair of antique watercolor on paper full length portrait paintings of children. One depicts a little girl in a white dress with blue ribbons who is holding a doll in a blue dress. It has a partial signature on the lower left with a date of 1853. The piece has a paper back cover, and the back of the watercolor is inscribed Isabel O???
Oldfield born 10th October 1850 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The other portrait depicts a little boy holding a multicolored ball. It is also partially signed lower left with a date of 1853. This piece is inscribed on the back: Thomas Joseph O??? Oldfield born 26th Nov 1851 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Both of these portraits are unframed. We consider the condition to be very good on these watercolors, with bright colors and no tears or repairs. There is some toning and spotting.
In my opinion, it appears that the pencil inscription "Philadelphia, Pennsylvania" on both pieces has been enhanced. There is wear consistent with its age. Please see the photos for details and condition. These are portraits of striking children with charming details. Each measuring 8" x 5.75".Welcome to our site for listings where we will be offering unique and interesting items fresh from both private and public estates from the Southeastern Pennsylvania area. The item "Pair Of Antique American Folk Art Child Portrait Watercolor Paintings Circa 1850" is in sale since Wednesday, February 12, 2020. This item is in the category "Art\Folk Art & Indigenous Art". The seller is "wishlist55" and is located in Columbia, Pennsylvania. This item can be shipped worldwide.