AMERICAN SCHOOLGIRL (EARLY 19TH CENTURY) FOLK ART DRAWING, watercolor, pencil, ink, and gouache on paper, a vibrant example titled "An Offering to Plenty" at bottom, featuring two elegant young women in high-waisted "Empire" gowns placing flower garlands on a stone statue of a Classical figure holding a sheaf of wheat and a small scythe. Signed and dated "H. Peel / July 10th, 1811" lower left. Housed under glass in an old black-painted frame. Probably New England. Circa 1811. 14 1/2" x 10 5/8" object, 16" x 12 1/4" OA. Provenance: From the private collection of James L. Medley, Jr., Lynchburg, VA.
Good condition overall with toning, foxing, and staining throughout, including a horizontal line in lower image. Small tears and areas of loss to edges.