Outstanding Watercolor Theorem
Terrific Painted Frame
Maine, ca. 1830. Watercolor on paper.
Presented in a sensational period frame with bronze-powder paint decoration. The theorem has a marble table supporting a glass compote overflowing with fruits and leaves, the composition especially simple, balanced, and classy. Note how the lower leaves behind the glass are softened compared to upper unobstructed leaves.
The frame really works well with the art. Frame size about 19 ½ inches x 15 ½.
A paper cutout on the back indicates that the theorem is from Waldoboro, Maine, and at one-time in possession of the Ebenezer Alden House, a historic home built in 1797 in Union, Maine. Provenance also includes Peter Tillou and a fine northeast private collection.