Ink and Watercolor Drawing
Hertford County North Carolina United States of America
pen, ink and watercolor on paper
HOA: 12 3/4; WOA: 7 13/16
DESCRIPTION: Pen and ink and watercolor on paper drawing, inscribed. It has a geometric design in three parts, done in pen and ink and watercolor. The colors are black, brown and green. It is framed in a carved wood frame with an inner border of gold. Three external borders are striped with gold.
HISTORY: This piece was found in Hertford County in northeastern North Carolina, and it is believed to have been drawn in that area. The method of writing the date (“6th mo.” instead of “June”) indicates that the artist may have been a Quaker and perhaps a member of one of the nearby Quaker meetings such as Rich Square in Northampton County, North Carolina, or Western Branch in Southampton County, Virginia .
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