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$ 24,500

PORTRAIT OF CHARLES FITCH AND SISTER

Period 19th Century
Dimensions
W. 34 in; H. 45 in;
W. 86.36 cm; H. 114.3 cm;
Description American, probably New England.
Artist Unidentified, ca. 1835-1840.
Oil on canvas, in a period gilt frame.
45 ½” x 34”, 55 ¼” x 43” with frame
Over-all in great condition, minor scattered in-paint on right side of board edge.
Descended through the Fitch family. Charles Fitch (1808-1844) was originally from Hampton, Connecticut. He was ordained as a minister in the Congregational church in Abington, Ct., later residing in Hartford. He was a strong opponent to slavery as revealed by a pamphlet he produced entitled, Slaveholding Weighed in the Balance of Truth, and its Comparative Guilt Illustrated.
Styles / Movements Folk Art
Dealer Reference Number WoA-AMP-OC 614
Incollect Reference Number 441574
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