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A charming portrait of a young woman.
A charming portrait of a young woman.

A charming portrait of a young woman.

#1854

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.