English School, Portrait of William Ryan, 19th c.
English School, oil on canvas half-portrait of a man, identified en verso as William Ryan of London, England (along with genealogical information about his descendants, the Stayner and Robbins families, down to its last owner in the family, Sally Robbins Osgood of Alameda, California). Gold painted molded frame with shell decorated corners. Sight: 29-1/2 x 24-1/2, frame: 37 x 33. Second quarter of the 19th century.
Overall cracklure and some overpainting. Relined on original stretchers.