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With no doubt in my mind this period and I believe original frame holds the works of Matthew Prior. If you research the Matthew Prior School Of Art you will find this is one. This beauty was dug out of an old trunk in attic of an early estate here in Ocala. Please note the frame has some dings and flaking. Also note the border is stained; but thankfully Not the little girl. This might just be the best “sleeper” in any auction we’ve had so far. Check out to see the prices Prior works of art are fetching. Wow! We believe this work of art to be from around 1840’s.