Lot 75
George Linen (Scottish/American, 1802-1888), Portrait of Mary Coleman Wortham
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Oil on canvas, unsigned, presented in an ornate gilt frame with oval mat window.

Stretcher 10 1/2 x 9 in.; Frame size 22 x 20 3/ 4 in.

Retaining a copy of a letter from the Frick Art Reference Library in 1950, addressed to the previous owner regarding the identified sitter, Mary Coleman Wortham (1786-1861), wife of Richard Chandler Wortham (1785-1856) of Caroline County, Virginia, along with a short typed biography of the artist.

Some crackle and faint stretcher impression; UV light reveals some areas of painted restoration to mostly to shoulders and hand areas; some areas of loss to lower frame corners.