Watercolor Niles Family Register, Almira Edson, Vermont, early 19th century, family names and key dates inscribed above a pair of willow-draped monuments, within a frame of pink drapery flanked by columns decorated with leafy rose vines, in a black-stained frame, ht. 13 1/2 x 17 in. (sight).
Provenance: James Bakker; Ron Bourgeault Auction; Stephen Score, September 6, 1978.
Literature: Exhibition catalog for Bespangled, Painted and Embroidered: Decorated Masonic Aprons in America, p. 22; Arthur B. and Sybil B. Kern, "Almira Edson, Painter of Family Registers," The Magazine Antiques, September 1982, p. 558.
Exhibitions: Reflections of 19th Century America: Folk Art from the Collection of Sybil B. and Arthur B. Kern, Museum of Our National Heritage, Lexington, Massachusetts, September 19, 1979-June 15, 1980; Bespangled, Painted, and Embroidered: American Decorated Masonic Aprons, Museum of Our National Heritage, Lexington, Massachusetts, September 28, 1980-April 5, 1981; Painters of Record: William Murray and His School, Museum of American Folk Art, New York, December 6, 1990-March 3, 1991; Albany Institute of History & Art, April 1, 1991-May 27, 1991.
The Arthur & Sybil Kern Collection of American Folk Art
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