Mid 1800s Pencil and Watercolor Portrait of Young Woman in Fancy Dress

Regular price $30.00

I found together this and two other mid 19th century pencil drawings (listed separately) done it seems by three brothers of the same Hudson, Ohio Peck family. This one is signed Joseph H. Peck on reverse; I have found record of him, his brothers Edward and William, and several more siblings, all who appear to have been born in the 1830s-50s.

This drawing, with orange watercolored ribbons and bows, may be the most refined of the bunch, and it appears that Joseph took great pleasure detailing the dress, down to chatelaine hanging down from her waist. I think all three brothers had a way with expressive faces, hers given a watercolor blush and framed with fantastic headpiece.

6 5/8" x 4 5/16"  on heavyweight wove. Good overall condition, withome light smudges and toning and a small water stain to the upper right corner.