Here is a antique oil on canvas of a Southern Plantation owner. The previous owner of this art said he came out of a Plantation they bought in South Carolina.
No one seemed to know who he was though. He does look a bit dark and broody doesn't he?
It is a old canvas that has been affixed to a newer canvas during a previous restoration. The restoration was poorly done in many spots, lots of over-painting a few patched repaired spots, and some crazing. There is a crack in the paint at his temple.
Wear to the finish, etc. The frame is a very large heavy carved wood frame that looks to have been lemon gilt gold that was then painted with plain gold paint over that. Please enlarge all pictures to see if condition suits you. It measures 24 x 30 1/4 in. Canvas alone and 31 1/8 x 37 1/4 in.I would date this painting to the 1840-50s time period. Perfect for Federal, American, Primitive, Victorian, Eclectic, and mid to late 1800s decors. Any questions, feel free to message me, Gina AntiqueARTGarden. Check out my other items. Please add me to your favorites list. The item "Antique FEDERAL Southern GENTLEMAN Plantation Owner Oil PORTRAIT Painting c1850s" is in sale since Friday, March 22, 2019. This item is in the category "Art\Paintings". The seller is "antique-art-garden" and is located in Columbia, South Carolina. This item can be shipped to United States.