A fine old charmingly naive watercolor drawing of a boy dressed almost as a girl, in the style of the times, titled in pencil at bottom "William John Babb March 1834". This work appears to be in its original weathered old frame, the original surface beautifully alligatored. Measuring 7 1.2" by 5 1/2" (10" by 8" including frame), the drawing is perfect for the small wall. Colors are perhaps a little faded after nearly 200 years. On the wood backing a sort of mathematical problem: the year 1976 at top, 1854 below, the difference calculated at "122 yrs. old", all in the hand of an older person. Then in same hand at right "This is a old timer". On a strip of old tape, below, is written "My Daer (sic) Wm John Babb March 18 18(missing) and "Rose". This would be a good candidate for further genealogical research. The year could be 1854 but looking close with a glass this appears to be 1834, and the style of drawing and frame does seem to belong to an earlier decade. There are a few imperfections that one would expect with this advanced age. Bubbled glass casts a little shadow at top.