Northeastern Folk Art Watercolors
American, 19th century. A watercolor painting of a floral wreath, the word Hope enclosed, signed Calvin Wheeler, Middlebury, VT on verso and a floral watercolor by Elizabeth S. Wellman of New York including a handwritten poem reading Mary - why should we ever be shading / Moments of parting with pain? / Tho' the rose we have cherished by fading, / Time will bring roses again. / Tho' for a time we may sever, / Clasp this deep truth to thy breast, / Trusting in Providence ever, / Come what may, it is best. Both housed in gilt frames; 12.5 x 16.5 in., 13.5 x 16.5 in. (frame).