SOLD 19th C. Folk Art Watercolor of Amorous Couple on Laid in Period Frame

Regular price $235.00

These two! He certainly looks all in, but she looks to have her doubts! I love how the feathers on their caps advance the dynamics, his looking like the feather end of an arrow while hers looks rather like a rain cloud. Terrific faces, wonderfully detailed hair, and a great interplay of arms and cuffs and hands. And I love the way his black boot meets the hem of her white apron, and this pool of blue that encircles their feet. Love. It looks like the inked caption at bottom is incomplete--to me it looks like I (or J) Amo, t and then a large blank space before what might again be "Amo." (As if that space lay in wait of the name of a lover to love!)

In a simple antique wooden frame with wood backing, as found. Framed: 9 7/8 x 10 1/2” framed. Sight: 7 1/2" x 8 1/8".  All in excellent antique condition, earlyish 19th c. I believe, watercolor on laid paper. I believe likely French, or perhaps British after a French engraving.