In the artistic style of the period, this oval watercolor depicts a young woman standing in a glade of newly planted trees, with a sapling in one hand and a shovel in the other; perhaps an allegory in the tradition of mourning or funereal mementos. It is shown beneath an verre ̩eglomise glass; gilt and white on a black ground; housed within a walnut frame.
Late 18th century
Width 12 Depth 1 Height 14.5 in.
Sight: Width 10 Height 12.75 in.