Autumn by Sarah Phelps Riley
Made by Students
silk on silk
Sarah Phelps Riley (1787-1870)
Litchfield Historical Society
23" length x 19 1/4" width x 1 1/2" depth
Frame: gilt incised quarter round with plain concave with beaded/twisted thin wood strip, different on sides than top and bottom, inner lining. Black eglomise glass with floral corners, "SALLY PHELPS" at bottom. Gilt oval double bands around picture. Wood backing with remnants of pictures framers label "Ruggles & Dunbar". Picture entitled "AUTUMN" from English print of same name. Left man sitting on basket, women with basket of apples, empire dress and hat, boy on ground and young man on ladder picking apples. Baskets in foreground and large appled tree to right. Small tree center and house to left. Brilliant colored silks
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