A lovely English circa 1880 original watercolor of a fruited hawthorn branch with traditional hand-colored mat and gilt frame.
This piece measures 3 1/8" by 6 1/4", sight and 11" by 14", framed. Watercolor, mat and frame are in very good, undamaged condition. There are no tears, stains or repairs. The watercolor is faintly yellowed as would be expected for a piece over a hundred years old.
This original, antique watercolor has been recently framed with museum glass and acid-free backing and is ready to hang. Just a charming piece!
The artwork we offer in our Ruby Lane shop is all original 19th century art that we purchase in England from an art dealer/historian who scours attics and closets throughout the UK and purchases itinerant artist's antique sketchbooks and paint books. Some pieces are signed and dated, some are just initialed but most often they are not marked in any way. Our friend makes the hand-colored mats and he dates the pieces by the type of paper and materials used, by the style, etc., then we have them framed here in the US. We guarantee they are original 19th century pieces.
Charming Circa 1880 English Framed Watercolor of Hawthorn Berries