Michael Palmer - SOLD
"A Christmas gift for Mary Ann Rickert, Presented by Michael Palmer December 23, 1838"
Pennsylvania, dated 1838
Watercolor on paper, 14 x 17 inches
Period black painted frame
This masterpiece Pennsylvania watercolor is one of a few extant by the remarkable artist Michael Palmer. The whimsical and beautiful composition with brilliant coloration places this watercolor among the finest of its type. Rarely are such wonderful compositions available and this example is in a remarkable state of preservation.
The Clark and Mary Garrett Family Collection, The Mike Clum Auction Gallery, June 4-7 2002, lot 199 for a similar watercolor executed by Palmer.