Portrait of a girl with red shoes
Signed: J W Looyer for Joseph Looyer (Loyer)
Watercolor on paper, appear to be original walnut frame.
25” x 33”
A finely detailed portrait of the holdings of Henry G .Moser (1814-1884), legislator, judge, owner of Liberty Forge, railway and bank executive. Upon his death, he was one of the wealthiest men in Cumberland County.
Little is known of the artist, Joseph Loyer except that he was born in Mechanicsburg, worked for a time as a carpenter and woodworker in Williamsport and died in the Evangelical Home in Kelly township near Lewisburg.