Ca. 1820. An unsigned folk art watercolor of a multicolored bird with long tail feathers, which are painted in patriotic red, white and blue. The magnificent image is done in an expert and mature hand, using 10 or so different colors, and with each feather highlighted at the edges with fine pen strokes of color.
The bird, somewhat resembling a peacock in overall shape, perches on a willow tree with slender green vines climbing the trunk. Painted on heavy paper, 10 x 13" Very good condition. Item #23949