This mid-19th Century portrait of a young man holding a book is from a New England estate. Small in scale (8.75" x 7") it is painted with oil colors on a piece of carton board, and is unsigned. The clothing and pose of the man shows his status as a professional and the book indicates that he is a scholar. The painting is in good condition, and was cleaned & retouched. The natural wood frame is from about 1920-1940, and has a patina and mild indications of age.
c.1860 Portrait of a Man with a Book