The Cottage Girl by Cyrinthia Sacretia Smith

Object ID:
Made by Students
silk and watercolor on silk
Cyrinthia Sacretia Smith (1788-1864)
Held at:
Litchfield Historical Society
Associated Place:
Litchfield, CT
21 1/2" length x 18" width
Picture depicts a girl holding a large bundle of sticks in her left hand, a basket in her right. She is shoeless, with a simple dress and shawl. Large trees behind girl on her right, house with fence on her left. Outside of oval, at top of piece floral garland from left to right. At bottom left to right corners cornucopia containing grapes, strawberries and wheat. Colors of pictures are brown, greens, beiges with reds and blues. Frame is gilt with bead work around interior. Glass covereing piece is painted black and gold with "The Cottage Girl" inscribed at the base.

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