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Beautiful Family Record with Exceptional Color and Graphics
Northeast America, likely New York State, ca. 1829. Watercolor and ink on wove paper. Probably painted when Laura Roberts Foster (b. Feb. 22, 1808 in Patterson NY) and Joshua C Foster (b. Nov 11, 1805 in Southeast NY) were married on October 15, 1829. Patterson and Southeast are in New York State near Danbury, CT. What a remarkable way to document their wedding, with a neatly compartmentalized composition of masterful paint, pen, and compass work. Clearly articulated symbols of trees for births, hearts for marriage, and sandglass for death. Note the fine details like the tiny flowers within the half-round border at the top, flanked by large roses. Gilt frame is period and likely original. Frame size about 18 1/4 inches tall x 15 1/4 wide; sight size about16 1/4 x 13 1/4. Retains crisp bright colors in superb condition. High res photos available.
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