Bear and Pears

Title: 
Bear and Pears
Date: 
Identifier: 
N0044.1961
Description: 
In early and mid 19th-century America, itinerant artists provided rural homeowners with inexpensive painted decoration in imitation of imported wallpaper. Scenic murals were especially popular, as evidenced by this painted fireboard. The unknown painter of "Bear and Pears" decorated several homes in the same manner, including a farmhouse in Lisbon, New Hampshire, a house in Thornton, New Hampshire (the painted walls from which are in the Museum of American Folk Art in New York City), and a house in Norridgewock, Maine.
Physical dimensions: 
depth 4.5 in ; height 39.75 in ; width 54.75 in
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