Antique Folk Art Watercolor and Silk Embroidery on Silk Mourning Picture

Regular price $235.00

This charmer! Like a naive schoolgirl drawing rendered in silk embroidery, except for watercolor used for the girl’s face and pale blue sky behind her. To my eye and sensibilities just wonderful, this blushing girl in her fabulous striped dress (with little blue shoe peeking out) bent forward and looking quite contemplative, her hat in her lap and flowering sprig in the other, and with  just a partial view of an urn in front of her. That, along with this terrific weeping tree, make me believe this is a mourning picture, and that it might be a row of head stones running along the foreground. This is about the folkiest of these I've ever seen, which I believe likely dates to the 1830s or so.

Framed as found: 8 3/8" x 7 7/8". Sight" 7 1/4" x 6 3/4". Overall very good condition, with no losses to the embroidery that I can see; minor staining and fading to (what is now) a very pale blue watercolored background. There is a small loss to the trim on the bottom right corner of the frame--no real matter. With a loop at the top for hanging.