Antique Reverse Painting of Joseph Ritner, Governor of Pennsylvania
Offered is a reverse painting of former Pennsylvania governor Joseph Ritner. The painting is on lovely antique, hand blown glass and the colors are rich and vivid.
Joseph Ritner (1789-1869)
He was born in Berks County, Pennsylvania to parents of German heritage. He served as first commander of a Washington County militia during the war of 1812. Later, he became involved in the Anti-Masonic movement and was elected to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives as a Democrat. He was elected as governor in 1835 and served one term and narrowly lost his second run, leading to the Buckshot Wars of 1838. He was an advocate of free schools, temperance, and was opposed to slavery.
sight 7½ by 8½ inches
frame 9¼ by 11¼ inches
The painting is in excellent condition. The frame is in good condition and shows some wear and dings.