Antique French Calligraphy Artwork No. 2
This extraordinary work of antique folk art combines scrollwork, calligraphy, and sponge printing. Made in 1780 in France by an untrained artist, this work features two birds with decorative motifs and a John Locke quote: "Un sage a dit que l'éducation est le plus bel héritage qu'un père puisse lais ser à ses enfants," which translates to, "A sage said that education is the best heritage that a father can give to his children." The ground is spongework and the darker green is watercolor. The birds are outlined in gold. Fine condition with slight tanning at the edges.
Measurements: 8.75 x 11.75 in.