(Pennsylvania, 1787-1865) The Little Owl (The owl of the woods, the night bird)
Watercolor and ink on laid paper
12 3/4" x 7 3/4" (sheet)
A folk art watercolor from Washington County, Pennsylvania. Below the title is a verse of "Joy to the World" and a small drawing of a face. The painting was executed on the opposite side of an 1811 letter inquiring about an open teaching position in Uniontown, signed by Reynolds, with another note signed by Joshua Moneyman. The piece is housed in a double-sided glazed frame, which measures 15 1/2" x 12 1/2" x 1".
Some flaking and pinholes to the top edge of the sheet. Scattered spots, toning, and wrinkling to the sheet.