This one jumped out to me from amid a crowd of stuff and she seemed so eager for company there was no way I could resist! Happily, the back of the frame is papered over in newspaper, which is full of clues as to her creation, including mention of the investiture of a Rev. John Synott first thing, which, together with a few other clues, seems to date her to right around 1900 and to Hartford County, Connecticut. Such a great open face I think, even better with this garland-like bonnet over her yellow hair, and then endless expanse of flesh before arriving at the ruffle of her neckline. Plus a fancy plaster frame to take it over the top!
Oil on board, framed as found. Overall: 4 1/2" x 3 11/16" x 7/8" d. Painting is in very good condition, with a few small chips and hairline cracks to the surface of the plaster frame, pretty minor. There is a hook attached to the frame for hanging.