Theorem Painting, Folk Art, Still Life of Fruits in Compote, Period Stenciled Frame
Date/Period: 19th Century
Measurement: Frame: 15.25 by 19.25”; view: 10.5 by 14.5”
Material: Watercolor on paper, stenciled frame
Provenance: Joseph and Hazel Marcus [attributed to Waldoboro, Maine],
Ebenezer Alden House, Union, Maine; thence to Peter Tillou, Litchfield,
Additional Information: A fine stenciled and hand painted, well balanced work
featuring fruits and foliage within opaque compote on table. The work displays
strong color and is mounted within a 19th century stenciled frame, ornamented
with bronze and silver powder.
Theorem, Schoolgirl Watercolor, Still Life, Compote of Fruits Date/Period: Circa 1830
Measurement: Frame: 19.25" x 15.25"; view: 15.25" x 11.25"
Material: Watercolor on paper, mounted within a gilt frame of the period
Condition: Strong color
Additional Information: A wonderful container having exaggerated scrolled handles
containing a bountiful display of fruits, grape and strawberry leaves, and tendrils…rich
colors and gradation.
Folk Art, Theorem, Compote of Fruits Still Life Date/Period: Circa 1830
Measurement: Frame: 23" x 26.5"; view: 17" x 20.5"
Material: Watercolor on velvet
Condition: Bright color, toning; possibly original frame and backboards.
Additional Information: The bowl on circular foot contains a competently arranged
abundance of fruits, tendrils, and leaves. The artist demonstrates a skillful command of
stenciling; the fruits are well positioned; the use of color and shading is proficient.
Watercolor Theorem, and Hand Drawn, Basket of Flowers Date/Period: 19th Century - SOLD
Measurement: Frame: 11.5" x 9.5"; view: 9.5" x 7.5"
Material: Watercolor on paper
Additional Information: As depicted, a flower arrangement composed within a terrific
yellow basket with red trim.
Theorem, Still Life Painting on Velvet, Original Eglomise Mat, Gold Smaltz Frame
Freehand Composition Painted by Eilza A. Gleason. Perhaps a graduation piece Date/Period: First quarter 19th Century - SOLD
Measurement: Frame: 24.25" x 24"; view: 17.75" x 17.5"
Material: Watercolors on velvet initially composed in pencil; molded frame featuring
gold smaltz paint, the corners ornamented with cast shell. Original eglomise mat
displaying the maker’s name.
Condition: Overall good, a few short/tight trivial fissures, typical foxing, displays well.
Additional Information: Elaborate wide footed compote featuring emphasized rhythmic
lobes holding a bountiful abundance of fruit encircled by leaves and whimsical tendrils
positioned on a surrealistic landscape-like composition of mosey plant life.
Within the collection of the Wayland, Massachusetts Historical Society, hanging in the
Draper Room of the Grout-Heard House Museum is a stencil painting on velvet by
Eliza Gleason memorializing Abigail and Liberty Gleason, sister, and brother, who died
in the early 1800s. Interestingly the frame, eglomise glass, and mat are identical to that
which frames the theorem.
Personal Data: Eliza was born in 1800; died 1882, Wayland, Massachusetts.
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