This charming watercolor is signed Catherine Reisner and dated 1858. In addition, it says S.A. Duth and E.C.Duth beneath the tree. Is it possible that Catherine painted this pair of Ruby Crowned Wrens (as she named them) for the Duths? Coming out of the mouth of one of the birds is S.E. Valentine. Who might that be? It is interesting that done some 40 years later, the colors of this painting are the same as the applique quilt from the family that is offered as item 1446052. The painting is in a contemporary frame that measures 9 3/4" x 12". Slight wear shows along the bottom corners and left edge.