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Watercolor Portrait Miniature by JH Davis. Published. Exceptional Paint Decorated Frame. Distinguished Provenance
New England, likely from the area of Dover, NH to Newfield, Maine, ca. 1833-1837, watercolor, ink, and pencil on paper. The subject, Eliza Adams, portrayed by portrait-artist Joseph H. Davis half-length and in profile, is seated on a floral decorated fancy-painted chair, in black dress with lace trim at bodice, collar, and cuff. She wears a fashionable tortoise-shell comb in her hair, and bold earrings. Note the subtle blue, white, and red highlights. Presented in a beautiful fiery paint-decorated fancy frame with finely crazed original over-varnish. Overall frame size about 6 ΒΌ inches x 5 3/8. A distinguished provenance includes Horton Foote (Pulitzer Prize and Academy Award winning American playwright, whose screenplays included "To Kill a Mockingbird"), Pam Boynton, Ross Levett, and most recently a fine private New England collection. Pictured and discussed in THREE NEW ENGLAND WATERCOLOR PAINTERS, exhibition catalogue from 1974-1975..
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