American School (19th century), Portrait of Elspeth Wilson Ferguson
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Oil on canvas, unsigned, painted in an oval and presented within period surround with sanded surface and composition ornament to spandrels, later gilt frame.
SS 23 x 18 in.; DOA 32 x 26.5 in.
Elspeth Wilson "Elsa" Ferguson was born on December 20, 1856, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Her parents were David and Lucretia Ferguson. In 1881 she married Fred Asa Cary, with whom she had one child. Elsa died on September 27, 1933 in Chicago, Illinois.
Small patch to the verso with minor associated re-touch.
$1,000 - 3,000