Painted textile of woman writing under tree

Object Number: 
1937.755
Date: 
1800-1840
Medium: 
Velvet
Dimensions: 
Overall: 12 x 15 x 3/8 in. ( 30.5 x 38.1 x 1 cm )
Description: 
Theorem painting on velvet; landscape with woman seated under a tree, writing a letter with a cat at her feet; owl in tree, town in the background; green, blue, tan and sepia paint on white ground.
Gallery Label: 
This object was once part of the folk art collection of Elie Nadelman (1882-1946), the avant-garde sculptor. From 1924 to 1934, Nadelman's collection was displayed in his Museum of Folk Arts, located in the Riverdale section of the Bronx. The Historical Society purchased Nadelman's entire collection in 1937.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Provenance: 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group