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American School, 19th Century Spring Woodland Flowers and Ferns

Auction: Discovery - 3353TLocation: MarlboroughDate / Time: March 10, 2020 12:00PM


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.
Estimate $200-400

The painted areas of the board have a glossy sheen, suggestive of gum arabic, with the resulting fine, stable craquelure.

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Olive E. Whitney