Pair of Portraits - Belknap

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Pair of Portraits - Belknap

A charming pair of folk art children’s portraits, oil on canvas, attributed to Zedekiah Belknap, (1781-1858).  

The portraits are of a young girl and her brother. The girl is wearing a blue dress and a coral necklace and is holding a flower. The boy is wearing a red dress and is holding a candy cane. The paintings have been professionally cleaned and are in good condition, with craquelure. Neither painting has been relined. The paintings are framed in 19th century rosewood frames. 19th century, New England.

Zedekiah Belknap was an itinerant limner whose specialty was life-size portraits. Likely without formal art training, he painted portraits in Vermont, New Hampshire, New York City and Massachusetts.

Dimensions: 24½” x 30”; Viewed Area: 18½” x 24”

Item No. 170002

Price: $4,900.

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