Two Watercolor Views of Frederick, Maryland

View of a Stone Barn
Watercolor on Paper
George Schley – (American 1795-1846) (MESDA Craftsman ID 63138)
Circa 1824
Original Gilt Frame
Recorded by MESDA S-9530
11.5” x 9.5” overall

View of Carroll Creek
Watercolor on Paper
Signed Lower Center “ G Schley”
Circa 1824
Original Gilt Frame
Recorded by MESDA S-9529
11.5” x 10” overall;

More than any other of Schely’s views recorded by MESDA, the perspective of this view of a Stone Barn lends it a distinctly modern feel.  At one time George studied art in Baltimore under Rembrandt Peale but apparently chose the bar over art as a career.   In 1839 George Schley married Mary Sophia Hall. He was a member of the Hagerstown, Maryland bar; member of Congress, and a member of the Maryland legislature. A portrait of Schley by Sarah Miriam Peale is in a private collection.

Price:  $9,500 (the pair)

 

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