Folk Art Oil on Panel, Milton W. Hopkins?

Folk Art Oil on Panel, Milton W. Hopkins?

This charming folky portrait is unsigned but, very likely by Milton W. Hopkins who painted a number of similar portraits while living in Ohio in the 1830’s. It has been professionally conserved and is in excellent condition and still in its original frame. There is a pencil sketch of  a gentleman on the back of the poplar panel.

The panel itself measures 29.5 x 24.75

Listed in the Smithsonian Institution Research Information System # IAP 9D640437

USA, probably Ohio, 1830's c.H: 35"W: 29.25"Reference number: 35404