Exceptional triple family portrait
GEORGE G. HARTWELL (1815-1901)
New England, circa 1850
Oil on canvas, 30 ¼ x 30 inches, in original mahogany veneered frame
George G. Hartwell is best known for his portraits depicting single figures, making this group portrait a rarity. Ex Eve Arden collection, well-known actress of film and television who began collecting in the 1940s, specializing in pewter, glass, and folk portraits of children.