Antique French Calligraphy Artwork No. 6

$400.00

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 decoative motifs surrounding a poem titled, "La Rose et La Violette", describing the difference betweeen a rose and a violet. It reads, "One is timid, the other a coquette; one loves light, the other shade; one would choose to live for just one day attracting all kinds of admiration, the other does not wish to create envy in others but lives for a whole season." Fine condition with slight tanning at the edges.

Measurements: 9.5 x 14.5 in. framed

 

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