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Painted on Poplar Fireboard from the Mary Jarvis Family Homestead

Painted on Poplar Fireboard from the Mary Jarvis Family Homestead

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Decorated with a compote framed by pink drapes, a very rare decorative motif for a fireboard, A similar example, already sold bore a simple landscape scene, presumably of the family homestead.  Both are painted by the same unidentified artist.

Mary Jarvis's memorial celebration to honor her mother led to the custom of honoring all mothers with the observation of Mother's Day.

Webster, West Virginia.  Circa 1825-1830.

38 1/2 by 42 inches.