Folk Art

Circa 1840 Theorem Painting with Poem
  • Lovely watercolor on paper theorem painting of nosegay of flowers surrounding a scroll with a poem reading:

    When geneal [genial]winds awake the flowers
    And Spring birds warble through the grove
    To seek the modest flowers I love.
    Its dewy leaves and soft pure blofsom
    Th’o brighter flowers are still more fair
    And while I breathe its sweet perfume
    I’ll dream some fairy lingered there

    It resides in a period wood veneer frame with a canted profile that measures 9" x 11." Condition is very good with some scratches to frame and some toning to paper. It is framed behind a nice bubbly piece of early glass.

    Inv. #7059    $395

    Please see Theorem Painting in America for more information on this wonderful form of folk art.