WE HAVE MOVED! VISIT US AT 8 FEDERAL STREET, WISCASSET, MAINE
Pictured with a vase of flowers beside her on a table, seated in a paint decorated chair, and holding a beaded purse with floral decoration on it.
Painted inscription on the back reads:
Painted By J. Parks Nov 1837
For Catherine J (?) Rogers Born Dec 3rd 1819
Parks' work in the 1830's is said to be from Mohawk Valley, New York.
Reference: "The Folk Tradition: Early Arts and Crafts of the Susquehanna Valley," compilrd by Richard I. Barons, pp. 6-8.
Small repairs and minor scattered inpaint. Period frame.