Charming Antique Folk Art Watercolor of Bird on Branch Signed Esa, Framed

Regular price $175.00

I'm always on the lookout for 19th century Fraktur style folk art watercolors exactly like this one, which I am assuming was done by a young girl named Esa, though there are also the initials HL in pencil at lower left. The bird, flowers and branch were outlined in pencil, then painted in soft blue, green, ochre and pink. Serene but very cheerful and just lovely.

Done on lined paper, with an embossed mark at lower right. It appears to be fairly newly matted and put in a beautiful antique solid wood frame with finger jointed corners. Very clean. There are old fold lines visible from where it was folded into eights, which really don't detract. Some glare (you can see the reflection of my phone) in the photos. The mat on which the watercolor floats looks a bit pinkish in photos but is cream/neutral. Painting size is 8" x 4 7/8". Framed: 12 7/8" x 11". All in very good condition.