Born December 15~ Ruth Henshaw Bascom

Ruth Henshaw Bascom, also known as Aunt Ruth, (December 15, 1772-February 16, 1848) was an American folk artist who produced over 1,400 portraits.
Biography on Wikipedia:

Man with short Hair and white Stock, profile by Ruth Henshaw Bascom
ND / Graphite pencil and pastel on paper / 19″x14-1/4″ / Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

Ruth Henshaw Bascom on Artnet:

Further reading: (scroll down for Ruth Henshaw Bascom)

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