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Painted Floral Drawing/Reward of Merit

Auction:
2509
Lot:
623
Sold for:
$1,541$1,300

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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2509
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
August 15, 2010 10:00AM

Description:

Painted Floral Drawing/Reward of Merit, probably Deep Run School, Bedminster Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, c. 1840, watercolor and ink on wove paper, (creases, small tear c.r. light stains), 6 1/2 x 4 1/8 in., in a period molded giltwood frame.

Literature: The drawing offered here is nearly identical to one illustrated in Buck's County Fraktur, The Bucks County Historical Society, Doylestown, Pennsylvania, 1999, p. 333. A portion of the text reads: "Several small drawings of segmented flowers, often executed in pale, thin colors can be attributed to this artist. Probably a schoolmaster, he or she seems to have intended these pictures as rewards of merit as evidenced by one example associated with the Deep Run School."


Estimate $1,000-1,200

The tear is about 1/2 in. lg. fragment is not laid down.

Keywords

Deep Run School, Pennsylvania, Bedminster Township, Bucks County, Bucks County Historical Society, Doylestown, Blackletter, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, Watercolor painting

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