RESERVED - Portrait Of A Female Quaker Holding Spectacles

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A naive 19th-century half-length portrait of a seated female, believed to be a quaker, wearing a white bonnet and a modest black dress.

In her right hand, she's holding a small red book, likely to be the Bible. While in her left, she's clutching a pair of thin-rimmed spectacles.

Oil on canvas
Size including frame
23½” x 20” / 59.5cm x 51cm
Year of creation
c. 1860 - c. 1890
Canvas with a few marks and some dents. Frame with age-related wear.