Attributed to John Brewster, Jr., (1766-1854)Double Portrait of Marcia Bowman Winter (b. 1824) and William Drew Winter (b. 1822)
Bath, Maine, circa 1827
Oil on canvas
Probably 20th century inscription incised on the original white pine stretcher: "Marcia Bowman Winter born Bath June 25 1824 / William Drew Winter born Oct 1822..."
14 x 20 inches
Please see lot 49 for a portrait of Marcia and William's older siblings.
Provenance: Richard L. Mills, Exeter, New Hampshire;
Collection of John B. and Marjorie H. Schorsch, Greenwich, Connecticut;
Sotheby's, New York, American Folk Paintings and Watercolors, April 30, 1981, lot 10;
Marna Anderson Gallery, New York;
Collection of Brian and Janice Oberman, New York;
David A. Schorsch, Woodbury, Connecticut
Estimate: $30,000 - $60,000
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