Beautiful theorem of watercolor on paper. It is unusual for the addition of the exotic flower that draws the viewer’s eye. The exotic looking flower is a fritillaria imperialis or Kaiser’s crown, which, although native to the Middle and Far South East, has been grown by gardeners in the Western World for more than two centuries. It is entirely appropriate to find that some young artist saw the flower in a garden and added it to her stencils for theorem painting. The woven basket is beautifully shaded by the artist and filled with greenery. Housed in period gilt frame that measures 16 ¾” x 13” with a sight size of 12 ½” x 9”. Condition is very good with the exception of expected toning to the paper.
Please see Theorem Painting in America for more information on this wonderful form of folk art.