Ink & Watercolor Reward of Merit, Springfield, MA
"Merit wins the prize. / Presented to Miss Abigail Per / cival by her preceptress / L. Washburn. / Whoever wants learning must with great delight / Study attentively from morning to night." Early 19th c. ink and watercolor fraktur reward of merit from Springfield, MA region. In period gilded frame with bubble glass.
1820 - 1830
Frame: 5.5" x 7.75" x 0.75"
Comfort Fish Antiques, Springfield, MA
Darkening and foxing to paper ground. Surface wear to gilded surface and corners of frame.