Portrait of "Miss Shepherd" Attributed to George Knapton (British, 1698-1778)
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MISS SHEPHERD, oil on canvas portrait of a handsome young woman dressed as a shepherdess in nature, complete with crook and wearing flowers in her hair, attributed to artist George Knapton (British, 1698-1778)
Thos. Agnew & Sons, London (label verso);
a London fine art dealership, founded 1817-2013
M. Knoedler & Co., NY, 1916 (stock #13953);
a New York art dealership, founded 1846-2011
Mrs. Monroe D. Robinson, NY, acquired from the above, 1917.
Mr. Monroe Douglas Robinson was President Theodore Roosevelt's nephew, son of Teddy's sister Corinne Roosevelt Robinson
lined canvas, faint frame abrasion at bottom left, yellowing to varnish layer under UV: heavily applied varnish layer fluoresces green unevenly brushy spots of retouching to background, finely applied dash of retouching to figure's left cheek.