Circa 1800 English or American old ink and watercolor drawing of swans in a pond

Watercolor and sepia brown ink on thin paper drawing of swans in a pond surrounded by vegetation, the sheet itself 5 3/8" by 11 5/8", apparently unsigned/undated, and with no watermarks I can see. If I had to guess as to age and origin I would say circa 1800 English, possibly later 18th century. The drawing is in very good condition for its age, with quite fresh colors. Someone in more recent times affixed it with adhesive to the overmat, but only at the bottom margin where there was originally nothing painted. The drawing came out of southern Vermont so I guess we shouldn't eliminate the possibility of its being American and folky. The 20th century frame is thin and showing its age. .

Item ID: JB01889

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