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American School, 19th Century
Spring Woodland Flowers and Ferns. Unsigned. Watercolor on cardboard, 8 1/8 x 6 1/2 in., framed. Condition: Toning, clear varnish or similar brushed over the central composition, fine craquelure, very minor surface scratches.
N.B. The work seems related to Louis Prang chromolithographs. One artist whose florals in this style were reproduced by Prang was Olive E. Whitney (American, c. 1861-1897). Often these included a small woodland animal or bird in the composition.
The painted areas of the board have a glossy sheen, suggestive of gum arabic, with the resulting fine, stable craquelure.
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