Naïve Full-Length Portrait of Boy with a Book
Oil on Canvas
46 x 26 ½ inches
Provenance: Descended in the Wheeler family of Stonington, Connecticut; Purchased from a direct descendant by the present owner circa 1985.
Condition: Retains original white pine stretcher and canvas. Scattered spots of in-painting near the bottom of the painting. In-painting also added to the boy’s left cheek and right eye. Eight repair patches of various size located on back.
This lot is accompanied by a chatelaine hook in coin silver engraved R.M.W. with a raised sheaf of wheat motif that descended with the painting in the Wheeler family of Stonington, Connecticut.