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Brilliant Watercolor Theorem, Mary Scott, August 20, 1821. Likely by the Same Hand as another at COLONIAL WILLIAMSBURG......SOLD
New England, likely Conway, Massachusetts, based on the history of the Colonial Williamsburg painting. Paint/watercolor on wove paper. Unusually delicately rendered bouquet of flowers with a light and airy presence, the still strong color palette features oranges, indigo blue, red, mustard, and greens. Note the stylized design of the base. The sawtooth border is a rare feature, also found on the Colonial Williamsburg example. Excellent condition with just a barely perceptible short tear. The 14 1/4 inch square dark-brown painted frame (and wavy glass} is period and likely original. The design, as per Colonial Williamsburg, is "reminiscent of overmantel decorations found in Massachusetts wall stenciling of the early nineteenth century." See AMERICAN FOLK PAINTING, Paintings and Drawings Other Than Portraits from the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Center, Colonial Williamsburg, Beatrix Rumford, figure 113, for reference. Bright colorful paintings like this, created in the early 19th century, were an expression of optimism and happiness in American's new country coming out of the darkness and extreme hardships endured during of the 18th century and the Revolution. A treasure worthy of a museum or home seeking the exceptional.
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