A newly discovered masterpiece by the “Abby Limner” artist


Seated Mother Flanked by Her Two Standing Children

American, circa 1810

Oil on pine panel, 21 x 17 inches, with original gilt frame

This remarkable triple portrait dates from the earliest years of the American Federal period and shares common authorship with the famous portrait entitled “Two Children” (54.100.2), one of the iconic portraits from the personal collection of Abby Aldrich Rockefeller. “Two Children” was discovered in Bucks County, Pennsylvania prior to 1933, and sold by the pioneer folk art dealer Edith Gregor Halpert (1900-1970) to collector Abby Aldrich Rockefeller (1874-1948).

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