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Ammi Phillips American Folk Art Portrait Painting, Circa 1840


We are proud of our acquisition of this authentic masterpiece by Ammi Phillips (1788-1865). The finely rendered portrait depicts an attractive young girl in a delightful lifelike quality.  The pretty face is a refreshing change from the stern expressions of most of the paintings showing mature female or male sitters.

Phillips' palette is dark with a strikingly dramatic use of light to her face.  


The painting, on it’s original stretchers, is in untouched condition.  The frame is period.  This painting is unsigned, as are most of his works, but bares the unmistakable characteristics of a Phillips painting.   


Portrait of a young girl holding a book and wearing a golden whistle.
From the New England estate of the renowned Folk Art Collector and scholar, John Bauer,  published expert in the field of Native Americans.  


Ammi Phillips is widely regarded as one of the most important American Folk Artists of his period.  Phillips’ work can be found in the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, American Folk Art Museum - NY, Museum of Fine Arts - Boston, Philadelphia Museum of Art and The National Gallery of Art - Washington, DC.


Measurements: H 31.50" x W 27.5" x D 1.75"
inner - H 31.5" x W 27.5"

Price Upon Request

Ammi Phillips American Folk Art Portrait Painting, Circa 1840

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