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|Northeast America, likely New York State, possibly New York City, circa 1840.|
Full of energy and freshness and vigor, this beautiful painting has unusually strong, harmonious, deeply saturated colors. Bold design, similar to that seen in theorems of the period, yet much more colorful and sophisticated. Obviously fresh, just-picked crisp fruits overflow a basket that can scarcely contain them (symbolizing abundance and good health).
The rare inclusion of an export [porcelain] bowl and silver spoon engraved "EB" (the artist? the client?), is a fascinating element that has been seen on a very small group of paintings, likely from NYC. The airy sinous white textile adds visual depth and reinforces the clean, fresh feel. Housed in a superbly carved ripple frame of the period.
Excellent condition, with only very-minor touch-up. Relined. Original stretcher. As it did in 1840, this painting will reinforce in the 21st century home the ideals of healthiness and abundance. A masterpiece of early American folk art that has not been available for years.
|Location of Origin: North America|
|Medium/Materials: Oil on canvas.|
|Dimensions: Sight size: 19 3/4 x 17 inches. Overall frame size 25 3/4 x 23 inches|
|Primary Classification: Folk Art and Americana : Paintings, Prints & Multiples|
|Secondary Classification: Folk Art and Americana : Folk Art Paintings|
|Tertiary Classification: Antique Picture Frames and Fine Art for Sale : American Art|
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121 Mount Vernon, Boston, MA 02108 USA
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