Theorem Still Life
Artist unknown, believed to be from Taunton, Massachusetts
New England, ca. 1830-1850.
Watercolor on paper, in a period gilt frame
Condition: Minor toning, otherwise in fine condition.
19 1/8″ x 21 1/4″ framed
This wonderful example of a still life appears to be executed mostly by free hand. The composition depicts a pineapple, the symbol hospitality which is both rare and desirable among collectors.
Provenance: The Olde Print Shop, New York;
Garbisch Collection, Parke Bernet, Garbisch Collection, Part III, Lot 158.
Described as Watercolor Picture: A Basket of Fruit, Anonymous, Taunton, Massachusetts, 19th c.
Depicting an intricately woven basket overflowing with fruit, vines, leafy branches; a caterpillar is poised at the left.
Dimensions: 19 1/8" x 21 1 /4" framed
Item ID: WoA-WoP-WC 058