The DUEL. Fascinating
Folk Art MINIATURE
Probably New England, possibly Mid-Atlantic or Southern, ca. 1830’s. Watercolor and ink on paper. A most unusual and intriguing image, with apparently husband and wife dueling with PISTOLS! She in fashionable full length blue-striped dress with stylized puffy sleeves, he in formal black. Taken in front of a upscale building or home with tall arched window framed by an arbor with extensive grape vines. Signed on the back of the paper “Mary A. Ingersole”. Artist? The image has rubs and small tears yet remains in highly saturated unfaded condition. In a period frame, frame size about 6 3/8 inches tall x 5 ½ wide. A most engaging image and subject, and a fun gift for those who appreciate the rarity and the symbolism.