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Bold, Bright, OUTSTANDING Theorem.....SALE PENDING
New England, ca. 1830-1840. Paint on velvet. Strong visual appeal, retaining brilliant, bright unfaded saturated colors and crisp, clean composition, the flowers bursting from the stylized basket with delightfully exaggerated in-curved sides, the basket resting on graduated steps simulating smoke decoration. Fancy theorems were painted in this period as gifts for friends or to brighten one's home, the still life often chosen as the subject as a symbol of abundance, and velvet for its soft appearance. Painstakingly rendered with exceptional skill by a talented artist. Period frame dimensions of about 22 3/4 inches wide x 21 tall. Remarkable condition; light toning. Provenance: Peter Tillou; private Northeast collection. Likely by the same hand as another that in the Chrysler Garbisch collection that sold at Sotheby's in 1974. Contact me for very favorable pricing.
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