This fabulous original Theorem painting is skillfully executed and beautifully framed. It is signed and dated, "Trish Brady 1985", at the lower right corner. The comical folk art depicts an especially dapper, cigar-smoking Bulldog wearing a dark red bow tie and stiff white stand-up collar. He is posed between a tall pilsner glass of beer and an old-fashioned chamberstick candleholder which holds a lit candle.
A box of matches with a two loose match sticks are portrayed in the foreground. He three dimensional effect and fine details were created using multiple handmade stencils. The rich, muted colors are particularly effective as is the skilled use of shadows and shading. This art is in excellent condition.
There is no fading or paint loss and the imagery is spotless. The birds-eye maple frame complements the style and coloration of the artwork perfectly.
Structurally, the frame is strong and sturdy -all seams are tight and there is no damage along the edges or on the corners. The only imperfection we discovered is a diagonal surface scratch on the glass which is located above the dog's head (although it does not reach that far). This does not particularly stand out except under scrutiny -please see the magnified photo provided (2nd to last).
The frame is backed with butcher block paper and will require appropriate hardware for hanging. There are two drilled holes on the back of the frame at top left, but they do not impact the structural integrity of the frame.This is a very clean and completely odor-free item. Ready to display and admire. Oil painting on fabric (traditionally velvet) using handmade stencils. Stencils are overlaid to create. Three-dimensional, very distinctive, primitive-style artwork. The design is bridgelessthere are no gaps in between the overlays. Subjects often included foods, scenes, and symbols that were popular in the artist's geographic area. A vogue for theorem stencil painting began in England at the turn of the 18th century. The art was taught to women in academies and boarding schools throughout colonial New England.
ARTWORK DIMENSIONS: 14 1/2" tall X 17 1/4" wide. WEIGHT: 3 pounds, 6.2 ounces.
Please study the photos carefully as they are an important part of this description. The item "Vtg Cigar Smoking BULLDOG Painting THEOREM Folk Art BIRDS-EYE MAPLE FRAME Signed" is in sale since Thursday, August 8, 2019. This item is in the category "Art\Paintings".The seller is "doganddaisy" and is located in Brockport, New York. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, China, Mexico, Germany, Japan, Brazil, France, Australia, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, Belgium, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Turks and caicos islands, Bangladesh, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Nicaragua, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Viet nam, Uruguay, Russian federation, South africa, Colombia, Antigua and barbuda, Saint lucia, Barbados, Bermuda, Cayman islands, Sri lanka, Maldives, Oman, Reunion, Montserrat.