A rare family group of six folk art watercolor, ink, and pencil on paper portraits from the Wright-Gleason family of Concord, Massachusetts.
These wonderfully detailed portraits by an unidentified artist are contained within painted ovals and are vibrantly colored, have great charm and naivete, and are highly decorative in aspect with simplified drawing technique.
The family were the owners of the Wright tavern in Concord, MA, the place where the Minutemen met.
Painted circa 1810-1815. In reproduction frames in the style of the period and conservation mounted floating above a rag mat. Ovals vary between 3 and 4 inches in diameter and 4 to 4 1/4 inches in height. They are all framed to 6 1/4 x 7 1/4 inches.