A New Variety, Try One by De Scott Evans
Cross stitch chart or kit from the Scarlet Quince 1830 - 1900 Fine Art Collection.
De Scott Evans, born David Scott Evans (March 28, 1847-July 4, 1898) was an American artist who worked in Indiana, Ohio and New York. He was known for portraits, still lifes, landscapes and other genres.
Born in Boston, Indiana to David S. and Nancy A. (Davenport) Evans. His father was a physician. Evans changed his signature to D. Scott Evans and later to De Scott Evans. He also signed paintings with the names David Scott, S. S. David, and Stanley S. David. He attended Miami University's preparatory school in the 1860s, studying with professor Adrian Beaugureau at Miami and later in Cincinnati.
In 1873, he became head of the art department at Mount Union College and after several terms there, he moved to Cleveland to teach and to paint. From Cleveland, he moved to New York. He died along with 500 other passengers and crew, including his daughters when the French steamer La Bourgogne was rammed by a sailing ship in July 1898.
Though he died at sea, there is a marker for him and his daughters in the Oxford Cemetery in Oxford, Ohio.
This is a still life of almonds in the shell in a display case cheaply made of soft wood, chipped around the edges, with a broken glass cover. A note slipped under the glass says "A New Variety, Try One". (1890)
Approx: 15" x 18" or 37 x 44cm - when worked on 18ct.
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