A beautifully executed watercolor painting of a proper Victorian lady in her fine parlor, her chair and small table sitting on a bear skin rug. The work is unfortunately unsigned. It measures 18 1/4" by 12 3/4" at the mat opening (25 1/2" by 19 1/2" as framed). This was acquired from a New Jersey dealer, in Florida. He claimed to have had a bit of paper with the name of the artist but has never been able to come up with it despite my requests. The work looks a bit like that of Jennie Brownscombe (1850-1936) or William Lippincott (1849-1920) but that is just speculation. No doubt, the artist is listed. The work is in excellent condition. The reverse shows a vertical line of leaching from an old wood board perhaps having been in place in the past. On the reverse is written in pencil "Mrs. Dieter 536 Comm Av..". A google search does show that a Dieter family lived at that address, in Boston, as of the 1940 census. So, perhaps, this might be a clue as to the authorship of this watercolor. The frame is tired and should probably be discarded.
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