18th Century American Painting

Historical 18th Century Signed Oil Painting Dated 1786

Fantastic 18th Century Oil Painting | Oil on Canvas | American, 1786 | Depicts Young Children Playing and Pushing a Door Shut | Painting is Hand Signed and Dated (1786) by Artist in lower right corner | Housed in a matching period frame | Dimensions: 20.75 x 30

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  • Fantastic 18th Century Oil Painting | Oil on Canvas | American, 1786 | Depicts Young Children Playing and Pushing a Door Shut | Painting is Hand Signed and Dated (1786) by Artist in lower right corner | Housed in a matching period frame | Dimensions: 20.75 x 30 | Not surprisingly for its age, the Painting has had some restoration work, including relined canvas, in-painting, revarnishing, and reframing.  This is a Curator Favorite with great composition and color.

    Own a piece of history.   This wonderful painting was created after the end of the revolutionary war, but before the new U.S. Constitution was adopted in 1789.  This period was known as the Confederation Period of the original thirteen states. The Articles of Confederation, formally the Articles of Confederation and Perpetual Union, was an agreement among all thirteen original states in the United States of America that served as its first constitution. Its drafting by a committee appointed by the Second Continental Congress began on July 12, 1776, and an approved version was sent to the states for ratification in late 1777. The formal ratification by all thirteen states was completed in early 1781. Government under the Articles was superseded by a new constitution and federal form of government in 1789.  Even unratified, the Articles provided a system for the Continental Congress to direct the American Revolutionary War, conduct diplomacy with Europe and deal with territorial issues and Native American relations. Nevertheless, the weakness of the government created by the Articles became a matter of concern for key nationalists. On March 4, 1789, the general government under the Articles was replaced with the federal government under the United States Constitution. The new Constitution provided for a much stronger federal government with a chief executive (the President), courts, and taxing powers.

  • Weight

    3lb.

    Height

    30"

    Width

    20.75"

    Depth

    1"

    Weight

    3lb.

    Height

    30"

    Width

    20.75"

    Depth

    1"

    Date

    18th Century

    Medium

    Oil

    Origin

    American

    Frame

    Yes

    Support

    Canvas