A well-executed watercolor of a tightly grouped bouquet of flowers. This may be a theorem made with stencils, though this painting looks as if it was done freehand. Theorems were more often stenciled on velvet. The style is of the mid-19th century. It could be either American or English. The frame is a good one of that period. The painting was almost certainly in an oval frame originally and the slight shadow around it is evidence of that frame. The sight size is 12 3/8 x 15 ½ inches with the blue mat 14 x 17 ¼ inches and with the frame 18 1/8 x 21 1/8 inches.
Condition: old mat line and newer mat line. On the dark flower there is a little flaking of the color that is probably due to gum arabic originally added to darken it.