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Antique Signed 1879 Fidelia Bridges Watercolor Gouache Seascape Ocean Painting

This listing is for a rare original painting by Fidelia Bridges. It is hand signed and dated 1879 in the lower right corner. The painting shows a lovely beach scene with clamshells and seagulls. It measures 14 5/8" inches wide and 10 1/8" inches tall. This piece came out of a Vermont estate, and was found in a frame with cracked glass. The glass was stuck to the painting in several places, and there was some paint loss on the right side and one tiny spot in the upper left. It looks like there may have also been a piece of tape along the top edge of the back side (see photos below). The very last photo is one of Fidelia (circa 1864) that we found online and included just for historical reference (not included with the painting). We have a very reasonable opening bid, and no reserve price, so don't miss your chance to add this to your collection.

From Wikipedia:

Fidelia Bridges (May 19, either 1834 or 1835-1923) was one of the minute population of successful female artists in the 19th century and early 20th century. She painted small aspects of nature: flowers, birds, and other plants in their natural settings. She first was an oil painter and later took up watercolor painting. She was known for her delicately detailed paintings. She was considered an expert and specialist in watercolor painting. She was the only woman of six men in the group of notable 19th century artists in the American Watercolor Society.

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