The sentiment expressed by James and Mercedes Hutchinson in this hooked rug resonates with everyone romantically inspired. The warm color tones and the movement within the design elements compliment the theme making this piece of folk art one of the best!
James and Mercedes Hutchinson, New England
Wool and cotton on burlap
30 x 52 1/2 inches mounted
Provenance: Collection of Burton and Helaine Fendelman; Private California Collection. Exhibited: The Museum of American Folk Art, NYC, "Hooked Rugs in the Folk Art Tradition", 1974, illustrated in the catalogue, fig. 36. Literature: Kopp, American Hooked and Sewn Rugs, Folk Art Underfoot, p. 111, fig. 187; Emmerling, American Country, A Style and Source Book, p. 66; Linsley, Hooked Rugs, An American Folk Art, p. 86.