DescriptionAMERICAN SCHOOL (Mid-19th Century)
Portrait of Elizabeth Harwood Heath Bailhache (1797-1849)
Oil on canvas
27 x 22 inches (68.6 x 55.9 cm) oval
Inscription on label, frame verso: "Elizabeth Harwood Heath / Granddaughter of Col. Wm. Heath / 3rd Virginia Reg. in the Revolutionary / War -- Grandmother of John M. / Bailhache and Great-Grandmother / of Preston L. Bailhache"
An attribution to George Catlin had been suggested during the 1970s.
Estimate: $2,000 - $4,000.
Wax re-lined canvas with completely stable paint film; faint craquelure, commensurate with age, in sitter's face and collar; two minor paint chips and light abrasions in background along left edge; very faint (almost transparent) spotted acretions in upper background and sitter's hair; not examined under black light. Framed Dimensions 34.5 X 29 Inches
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