C. 1830s Ink and Watercolor Miniature Portrait, E.C Gregg

Regular price $195.00

You know I love a miniature portrait, but sometimes they start to blur together, so when I I spotted this very specific feeling portrait of a distinctive looking gentleman yesterday at the Papertown show in Boxborough, MA, I jumped on it.  (And, at the end of the day, my drive is toward assembling an interesting and lively cast of characters to keep company with!) I believe American, though he looks perhaps French, or maybe even partly Middle Eastern. It was easy to remove the split wooden panel on the back of the frame, which revealed the name "E.C.Gregg" or similar written on the back of the ink and watercolor painting--which has led me nowhere definitive, through there were prominent Gregg families in New England and the south at the time. Anyway, a wonderful portrait I think, of a man whole looks as if he has quite a lot to say and holds his opinions and himself in high regard! 

4 1/2" x 3 7/8" not including hanging loop. Sight 3 1/4" x 2 3/8". Very good condition, with a split to the wood backing. I opted not to clean the glass on the interior side when I opened it out of respect for patina in all regards, but it could easily be done.