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Portrait of a Woman Wearing a Tortoise Shell Comb Holding a Book by "Chapone"

Origin United States
Period 19th Century
Materials Oil on canvas, period gilt frame.
W. 29.75 in; H. 33.75 in;
W. 75.57 cm; H. 85.73 cm;
Condition Excellent. Minor imperfections.
Creation Date New England, ca. 1830.
Description Unsigned.

The elegant looking woman wearing fashionable attire is seated and holding a book by Chapone, (Hester Chapone 1727-1801) who wrote books on conduct for women. She was highly regarded as an author by women in the early 19th c.
Provenance: Purchased in Vermont, 1971. Private Collection, Cape Cod, 2015.
Styles / Movements Folk Art
Dealer Reference Number WoA-AMP-OC 499
Incollect Reference Number 116853
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