Two (2) associated cabinet sized portraits. 1st item: English School, circa 1850, oil on panel three quarter length portrait painting of a young woman with brown hair arranged in ringlets, wearing a white satin and lace dress with pink rose accents, her right elbow resting upon a marble plinth with a column, urn, and red drapery backdrop, a landscape vista visible to the left. Unsigned. Windsor and Newton, London paper label en verso of panel. Housed in a plain gilt wood frame. Sight: 11 3/4" H x 9 3/4" W. Framed: 14 1/4" H x 12 1/4" W. 2nd item: Continental School, 19th century, oil on canvas three quarter view bust length portrait of a young man with short brown hair, wearing a black suit with a white vest and tie. Unsigned. Housed in a giltwood molded frame. Sight: 9 1/2" H x 7 1/2" W. Framed: 14 1/4" H x 12 1/4" W.
Private Nashville, Tennessee collection.
1st item: Overall good condition with craquelure, areas of paint flakes, loss, largest 1/8", top right of drapery. Scattered areas of inpainting, largest 4" x 1", to column, plinth, scattered areas to hair and skirt of dress. Frame with abrasions, minor areas of loss to gilt. 2nd item: Overall craquelure with minute areas of paint flakes/loss, primarily to lower margin and around the image of the man, possibly from a previous frame. Majority of subject's coat with inpainting. Canvas likely relined. Frame with areas of loss to gilt.