Exuberant Folk Art Birth Record with Vivid Colors
"Was Born April 27, 1801" 

American, probably Northeast, possibly Kentucky.
Watercolor and ink on Paper

The colors! Graphic, bold, and beautiful, trumpeting Jemima’s birth. Unusual composition for a birth record-centered by a house-yet the magnificent home was clearly important to the story.

Births were joyous occasions, so much so that many cultural groups recorded the happy event with a birth record. Given a keen eye for design and color, this unknown artist created a record that will live on for even more generations as an outstanding example of early 19th century folk art.

Minor expected toning, staining, imperfections. Period frame in dry black paint. Frame size about 12 ¼ x 10 ¼ inches.