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Cupid Directs Young Lovers Toward Shore, Folk Watercolor, 1817
CUPID DIRECTS YOUNG LOVERS TOWARD ETERNITY, AN AMERICAN FOLK WATERCOLOR ON 1817 WATERMARKED PAPER: With terrific folk style, this Federal period American allegorical watercolor and depicts an ornate sailboat, with a delicate white swan at the bow and Cupid at the stern, presumably steering two young lovers towards eternity and their new life together. The paper has a J. Whatman / Turkey Mill 1817 watermark and the sully style, gilded frame dates to the same period as the work. It's been suggested that the classical building on the shoreline is Andalusia, the estate of Nicholas Biddle (1786-1844). Located along the Delaware River, just north of Philadelphia, Andalusia was a favourite subject in early American. One should not be fooled by the inclusion of mountains, which may or may not have existed at any given location. Fantasized mountains are often present in early American folk paintings, especially landscapes from the Hudson and Delaware River regions. Biddle was an American financier who served as the president of the Second Bank of the United States. Andalusia was built in 1794 by John Craig, who named the house after the Andalusia region of Spain. In 1806 it was expanded in a Grecian style. Biddle married Craig's daughter, Jane, and the couple resided there from 1821-1844. Andalusia is a prominent Philadelphia landmark and has remained in the Biddle family ever since. Medium: Watercolor and gouache. Condition: There is minor to moderate foxing throughout, accompanied by very minor pigment loss.
- Place of Origin
- Date of Manufacture1817-1830
- Materials and TechniquesGouache,Watercolor
- DimensionsH 20.25 in. x W 25.25 in. x D 1.25 in.H 51.44 cm x W 64.14 cm x D 3.18 cm
- Seller LocationYork County, PA
- Seller Reference Numberpnt-140
- Reference NumberU1205158497572
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