F602 Pair of oil on canvas portraits of a girl and a boy, both are signed and dated “T.C. Ruckle 1855”- Framed measurements: 25 1/2” tall x 21 3/4” wide Artist: Thomas Coke Ruckle (American 1811-1891) – from Baltimore, Maryland. He received a formal training in fine art at the Royal Academy in London from 1839 to 1841. On his return to Maryland he became a successful portrait painter, working out of a studio on Baltimore St. He also worked as an illustrator, creating a series of scenes of the American West, and also a number of drawings for a volume titled Early History of Methodism in Maryland, published in 1866.