This nice oil painting portrait of a mother holding her baby was painted by American artist Ida Waugh (1846-1919). Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Waugh became known for her children’s book illustrations, portraits, and genre paintings. She is also known for her painted illustrations for Mellon Baby Foods. Oil on panel, with front artist plaque, inscribed and titled on verso “Young Mother by Ida Waugh, 4100 Pine Street, Philadelphia, Penn”, and housed in an ornate gilt period frame, with some edge losses.
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