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Small rectangular format of a young woman in a low-cut figure dress, sitting on a red sofa with a draped red curtain in back of her. She hold a gold-tooled leather book in her right hand. There is a band of canary yellow with trompe l'acie detailing, making a frame. Oil on a mahogany panel.
paintings (visual works)
oil paint (paint)
panel paintings (painting by form)
figure- and animal-derived motifs
women (female humans)
In pencil across the top of the painted frame reads: The Bottle Nose Branty. Taped to the back of the panel (now in the file folder) is a folded page from the ""Maine Antique Digest"", Aug. 1983. It has an article about an auction which included two portraits by Frantz Fleischbein, a 19th cent. Louisiana painter. The portraits are of two young women, part of the Pugh family(?), a ""great dynasty before the Civil War"". They were purchased by the Louisiana State Museum. NFL's handwritten comment on the newspaper, ""attribution same hand??"" Typed on a jelly label on the back of the panel in the upper right corner is written: Lady from Gloucester, Mass. [there is also an illegible pencil inscription on the bottom center on the back of the panel.
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.),
10.5 x 8 (HxW) (inches)
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
Massachusetts (United States)