An early one for sure, early 19th century I believe--small but marvelous, and I imagine once housed in an oval frame like a silhoutte. I love the exhuberance of the garland that frames her from above, especially the extra large rose buds popping out at one corner, and the wonderfully detailed grass upon which she stands in her tiny black shoes. But most of all I love her in her polka dotted blue and pink, with quite a pile of flowers and leaves on her head that make her look one part forest nymph, one part medusa! She just needs a small frame to make her perfect; which, if she's not snatched up quickly, I'll look around for as she deserves to be properly honored!
4 3/8" x 3 5/8", watercolor on wove. Overall very good condition for her age, with some toning spots here and there, general light crinkling, and a bit of loss/tiny folds along one edge but no larger tears than that and the color and detail remains very strong and clear.