Watercolor still life of wildflowers and some cultivated ones, in a vase of the period, large size at 24" by 18" inside the mat, 35" by 28 3/4" as framed, unsigned, in the nineteenth century tradition that traces its roots back to stencil type paintings. I would date it to the period from 1850 to 1890 or so. Detail is painstaking and extreme; this artist was no amateur. There are bluebells, forget-me-nots, roses, fuchsia, some kind of lily, some kind of daisy and others. Whoever created this fine piece of folk art was extremely talented and devoted much time to creating this. It has browned/oxidized with time; overall color is tan/brown. The photos, however, seem to overstate the browning; isn't as visible as the camera suggests. It could possibly be dealt with by a paper restorer, but is not unusual for art of this period and age. Enjoy this as American folk art. Frame/glass not shown. Shipping without glass recommended as it is likely to shatter and will increase shipping cost.
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