Stymied – Can you help?

A new friend asked for our help in identifying the artist of a chromolithograph. Out here at the edge of the earth, art historians are scarce, so we agreed even though our specialty is 19th century American portraits. Fox and Hare is 21 ¾ x 33 ½ inches and in its original frame with original glass. It is probably a borderless French-style chromolithograph portfolio print that was sold in a protective folder with the artist name and title. The protective folder and the identification disappeared long ago. After we exhausted our personal resources, we asked for help from friends throughout the country, but – so far – no one’s been able to identify the artist of this compelling, tension filled print. We’re stymied. Can you help?

Fox & Hare, 21 x 33 in

Fox & Hare, Chromolithograph, 21 x 33 inches, Private Collection. Provenance: by descent in family

About Patricia Moss

Patricia Moss is an art historian, or art detective if you will, who solves mysteries of 19th century American portraits. She located nearly 70 of Bingham’s lost portraits, a feat acknowledged by the Smithsonian’s Research and Scholar’s Center. From expertise with portraits of George Caleb Bingham (1811-1879), she developed skills that evolved into a comprehensive system based on the scientific method that conforms to the legal and ethical standards of art authentication. Moss served as a guest curator for the Bingham Bicentennial Exhibit, “Steamboats to Steam Engines: George Caleb Bingham’s Missouri: 1819-1879,” (March 10-September 8, 2011) at the Truman Presidential Museum and curated the opening exhibition, “George Caleb Bingham: Witness to History,” (September 2013 –), Jackson County Art Museum, Independence, Missouri. She is also the principal researcher for Fine Art Investigations.
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