(possibly Caribbean, 19th century)
Three Boys Seated at a Table, circa 1820, unsigned, a partial inscription states,"Mr. Basil Long of the Victoria and Albert Museum ventures the opinion that it was probably painted in one of the British..." verso watercolor on ivory, 5 x 7-1/8 in.; original papier mache frame, 9-7/8 x 12 in.
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some warping of ivory, water damage upper left, some surface dirt; frame with abrasions
Private Collection, Middleburg, Virginia