Philadelphia Folk Art Shoreline Family Portrait
Folk art oil on panel of three children on a shoreline.
Henry, Annie & Emilin Tinsley
By H.J. Charlton
Sight 17 ¼ by 22 ½ inches
frame 23 by 28 ⅜ inches
With wildflower bouquet and missing shoe little sister rides big sister with brother on the reins. Flock of seagulls, schooner, pond with swan and farmers with harvested wagon load behind horses make up the lively backdrop for this Philadelphia family portrait.
Painted on what looks to be an old advertisement cardboard sign with metal borders and grommets on one side. Damage showing at the far right center of the board where edge was bent and grommets showing. There are some paint losses here.
The painting is otherwise in good condition with minor wear, soiling and no apparent in-painting. The period gilt frame with applied spandrels is in good condition with some losses at the edges.