Tuesday, January 4, 2011

American Women & Children by the Beardsley Limner (active between 1785-1805)

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The Beardsley Limner (American painter, active 1785-1805 possibly Sarah Bushnell Perkins 1771-1831) Boy with Dog

The Beardsley Limner (American painter, active 1785-1805 possibly Sarah Bushnell Perkins 1771-1831) Harmony Child Mrs Oliver Wright

The Beardsley Limner, an American painter active 1785-1805, was an itinerant artist who executed several naive portraits along the old Boston Post Road, in Connecticut & Massachusetts, from about 1785 to 1805. This name is derived from portraits this artist made of Elizabeth & Hezekiah Beardsley. The Beardsley Limner may actually be a Connecticut pastelist Sarah Perkins. Some stylistic similarities exist between the two, but there are sufficient differences to raise questions about a definitive identification. Works shown here are attributed to the Beardsley Limner.

The Beardsley Limner (American painter, active 1785-1805 possibly Sarah Bushnell Perkins 1771-1831)

The Beardsley Limner (American painter, active 1785-1805 possibly Sarah Bushnell Perkins 1771-1831) Elizabeth Davis Mrs Hezekiah Beardsley 1789

The Beardsley Limner (American painter, active 1785-1805 possibly Sarah Bushnell Perkins 1771-1831) Child Posing with Cat 1790s

The Beardsley Limner (American painter, active 1785-1805 possibly Sarah Bushnell Perkins 1771-1831) Boy in a Windsor Chair

The Beardsley Limner (American painter, active 1785-1805 possibly Sarah Bushnell Perkins 1771-1831) Girl In a Pink Dress 1790
The Beardsley Limner (American painter, active 1785-1805 possibly Sarah Bushnell Perkins 1771-1831)
The Beardsley Limner (American painter, active 1785-1805 possibly Sarah Bushnell Perkins 1771-1831) Charles Adams Wheeler, c. 1790
The Beardsley Limner (American painter, active 1785-1805 possibly Sarah Bushnell Perkins 1771-1831) Girl in Lace Cap 1790s
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