Vivid Little Folk Art Meeting House Watercolor
New England, ca. 1820-1840. Watercolor on paper.
Strong color contrast even from across a room...
This meetinghouse must have been the jewell of the little town, with rich mustard paint. Note the fan above the third floor, and the cupola that appears to be topped by a gilded ball. Interesting the different window treatments between the shuttered windows of the meetinghouse vs. those in the red building. Retains rich color. Stains at the corners and puckered paper.
The frame in dry black paint appears original, the backboard secured with tin-tabs. Super wavy glass that adds to the appeal. Frame size just 9 ½ inches x 8.