Attributed to James Sanford Ellsworth (American, 1802/03- 1874) A Pair of Portraits of Two Children. Unsigned. Watercolor on paper, c. 1840-45, depicting the children in profile seated on fanciful green upholstered chairs with yellow painted frames, the boy holds a toy and the girl holds book, their heads and chairs surrounded by shaded gray cloud-like formations, sight size 3 x 1 7/8 in. framed together in a grain painted wooden frame. Condition: Minor toning, old light mat stains. Provenance: Ex collection of George Schoellkopf, New York City. Literature: These portraits are illustrated in American Country: FOLK ART. Created by Rebus, Inc., published by Time-Life Books, 1990, p. 155., and Small Folk: A Celebration of Childhood in America, by Sandra Brant and Elissa Cullman, Dutton, New York, 1980, p. 40, fig. 50. the matt framing both images applied to surface edges of the works, but the rest of the paper w/c are not laid down.