Needlework Picture – Farewell to His Family
Probably England Ca. 1820
A complex needle work and water color on silk picture from the early 19th century. A gentleman bids farewell to his wife and four children. The early, probably original, frame is gold leafed.
$1550 ON HOLD
Good condition for its age. There is some fading to brown and blue water color highlights and there is mild moisture discoloration in the sky, the worst of it at the left between and above the two evergreen trees. The eldest child hugging the father has a distressed old rectangular repair near the bottom of her dress ( see close up detail). The colors of the threads are very good. The early gilded frame has some wear and over painting.
16 1/8" x 20 1/8" frame, 14' x 18 1/8" sight size