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.
Grapes, grape leaves and tendrils, pear, and a peach in a bowl resting on marble slab.
The work is mounted in a period gilt frame, we note a small puncture to paper at
frame…at top near center, else fine.
(Frame: 21.5" x 18.5"; view: 11" x 14.5")
A fine stenciled and hand painted, and stenciled, well balanced effort featuring fruits and foliage within opaque compote on table. The work remains in brilliant color and is mounted within a 19th century painted frame, ornamented with bronze and silver powder stenciling. (Frame: 15.25 by 19.25"; view: 10.5 by 14.5")
A G.V. Strauss (Gibson, Illinois) is listed in the Semi-Annual Exhibition by the Art Students League of Chicago Catalog (at the Art Institute), several other internet listings may be found. (Excellent condition; frame: 27.75 by 20.5"; view: 15.25 by 22.5")
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