Wonderful example of the 19th century art of pin-prick. Wove paper was painted, the design of the lady’s dress pricked with a pin to give it texture. Then the entire piece, including the village, mountain and trees in the background was cut out and laid onto a foundation piece of wove paper. This art was favored by young women in the early to mid-19th century. The artwork is circa 1810, probably English. She is matted in a modern mat and framed into an circa 1860 wood frame. Framed size is 10 ¼” x 12 ¼”, sight of the artwork (within the mat) measures 6 ½” x 8”. I love the lady’s red shoes! Condition is very good with expected toning and a few lighter spots as seen in the photos. Framed size is 10 1/4" x 12 1/4", sight of frame 8 5/8" x 10 5/8" sight of art (within the mat) 6 1/2" x 8.
Provenance: Betty Seeler Collection