American Folk Art Portrait Painting

Attributed to John Ritto Penniman, 19th Century


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Take advantage of this opportunity to include American artwork and shop this American folk art portrait painting for sale. The unique antique painting introduces ornamental culture into your home décor by purchasing this American folk art picture. The original artwork is Attributed to Boston, Massachusetts, by artist John Ritto Penniman (1782-1841). Penniman (1782-1841) was well-known for his portrait paintings, landscape scenes, and engraving skills, as evidenced by his creation of Boston’s official seal stamp, which was issued on the date of the city’s incorporation in 1822. The artist, Gilbert Charles Stuart of Rhode Island, was a close friend of Penniman’s, and the two of them worked together as assistants until Stuart’s death in 1828.

Any collector of traditional American 19th-century folk art who wants to add a beautiful and appealing picture to their collection should consider purchasing this piece of artwork. The painting, which was done in oil on board, preserves the character of a trained hand; this beautiful and engaging portrait is a one-of-a-kind and seductive picture in the style of American folk art painters such as William Mathew Prior. Although this folk art picture is thought to have been created in the nineteenth century, it has been assigned to Penniman’s work by professionals and via different cataloging efforts throughout the artwork’s historical development.

Intricately detailed, this piece of American folk art would be an eye-catching addition to a range of interior design types, such as cottage decor, farm home decor, or modern American Federal period style interiors. This piece comes to us from a private New England collection of 18th and 19th-century American folk art.
Size Information
The frame measures 17.25 inches by 14.25 inches; the board panel measures 13.1 inches by 10.25 inches.
Condition Report
The frame displays elements of in-painting, repair, and chipping to the gilt-decorated surface. The oil on board painting appears to have been cleaned, and most of the varnish appears to have been removed. The surface of the painting displays abrasions to the wooden panel, and the reverse of the painting retains several inventory stickers, including a label with a partial record of attribution.
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