Lot 271
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Joseph Whiting Stock (1815-1855)

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60,000 - 80,000 USD
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68,500 USD
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Description

  • Joseph Whiting Stock (1815-1855)
  • Portrait of a Young Girl in Pink Dress with Doll's Basket and Doll's Fruit Basket, Standing on an Ingrain Carpet
  • oil on canvas
circa 1830; important American folk portrait of a girl holding a miniature basket of flowers standing full length on a figured floor covering; she is wearing a pink dress, white pantaloons, black shoes and a coral necklace; on her left side resting on the floor is a basket of toys, including a squeak toy cat and doll; painted by Joseph Whiting Stock about 1838, Massachusetts; this picture is one of Stock's most compelling child portraits, having excellent composition, design and content; in a period frame.

Exhibited

Massachusetts, Smith College, The Joseph Whiting Stock Exhibtion, 1976

Williamsburg, Virginia, The Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Collection, 1976

Literature

Where Liberty Dwells: Nineteenth Century Art by the American People, Tillou Gallery catalogue, illus. in color, plate no. 55

Juliette Tomlinson, The Painting and the Journal of Joseph Whiting Stock, 1976, plate no. 27

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