American School Portrait, Bertha Jemima Mather (1844-1899)
First Floor - Parlor and Keeping Room
Oil on canvas; 24 ¾” h. x 20 ¾” w. (sight size); circa 1854
Bertha Jemima (Walker) Mather as a girl of about 10 years old; with long
brown ringlets, in a white lace gown, holding a bouquet of roses; in the left
rear ground, a man on horseback and a sailboat. By family history, the portrait
was cut down from a much larger work of Bertha with her four sisters.
Good condition in spite of old relining; letter dated, February 19, 1965, from
Margaret Watherston, NY, NY, (verso) describes cleaning and relining process.