July 2006 - Additions
During July additions to the collection include two Austrian portraits and one American.
One unsigned Austrian one is of Emperor Franz Josef and the other one of a lady is signed "Ig Karmanski 1831" for Ignaz Karmanski who worked in Vienna.
A lucky find for the American Gallery is a profile portrait of a lady in a chair by James Sanford Ellsworth. An American author observed that "the "old masters" of American folk art are: Winthrop Chandler; Erastus Field; William Prior; John Brewster; James Sanford Ellsworth; and the celebrated Ammi Phillips".
Posted by Don Shelton at 6:49 PM