Watercolor Painting, Mary Loring Warner, CT
This is an original watercolor painting
found at an auction in rural Pennsylvania.
No doubt the condition issues led someone to believe
it was of little value.
However, further research reveals
that this is a work by Mary Loring Warner.
This noted artist lived from 1860 to 1950.
She is "known for her vibrant colors and
With a bit of research you can see that the
signature matches the signing on other works.
This work is not dated, but the framing suggest
the early 1900s.
The label says that it was framed in Greaves Art Store
in Middletown, Connecticut (which is consistent
with the artist's biography)
There is a pencil note on the back that is not
fully legible, but it reads in part...
"meadows along the sea coast in Connecticut
after the salt marsh hay is cut."
The frame is made of wood and gesso
and has some damage.
There is no glass. I don't believe
there was any originally either.
Finally, the image has two noticeable water-stains.
Hopefully, this can be restored.
The image measures 13 x 6 inches within the matte.
The frame is 16 by 22.5 inches.
Here is an interesting post with more information about the artist:
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