'To the Manner Born' d1907

This lovely watercolor is a hand-pulled lithograph. It depicts a beautiful young woman in period dress, in a doorway framed by Wild Rose blossoms, with parasol in-hand as if heading out for a stroll. The title of the print is 'To the Manner Born'. Brownscombe, a Mayflower descendant, painted this c1900. The high quality lithographs were made on high quality thick rag paper, and dated 1907, along with Brownscombe's hand-written pencil signature. Paintings by Brownscombe are pretty scarce and her lithographs were limited to small runs. There is a small paper label on the backside of the print with the title, along with its #8930. It was noted on the label that a colored lithograph was $3.00 (about $90 by today's standard), a sepia $$1.50, so they were not inexpensive. The name Perkins is written in pencil, which may have been the buyer's name. This print comes from an old estate on Cape Cod, and reportedly a gift to their great-grandmother. It is matted in a satin finish gold tone mat, in its original frame, which is beautiful with an inset of brushed burled veneer, with gold tone wood trim. We removed the print to examine it, adding acid-free backing. The paper is supple, with very nice color and in excellent condition. This lithograph measures 12" x 6", and the frame measures 17.5" x 11.5".    P5257                     $$295.00

Jennie Augusta Brownscombe (American, 1850-1936) Honesdale, PA/Bayside, NY


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