E458 A simple, authentic, beautiful piece of antique American Folk Art! This delightful antique theorem painting on velvet was created during the first half of the 19th C when theorem painting flourished in the US. This particular example boasts delicate colors with hand painted accents such as detailed seeds on each of the 18 strawberries, embellishments to show texture on the basket weave/trim and enhanced veins on each of the 9 leaves. The velvet shows a relatively minor amount of discoloration for such an old piece. It is signed in the lower right section and encased in a simple antique frame with the old wavy glass and original wooden backing.
Measures 11 5/8" x 9 5/8" overall, with visible theorem size of 8 3/8" x 6 3/8".